"Utamaro was the son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, a painter of the Chinese school, and was one of the most graceful and popular of Ukiyoe artists. He is among the best known to European collectors, his being the first colour prints to be seen in Europe, and is famous for his beautiful figure studies of women, which place him in almost the first rank of Japanese artists." --'A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter' by Basil Stewart.

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