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GEISHAS Kitagawa Utamaro Set 3 Silver Coin 10$ Niue 2015


Amazing new silver set which contains 3 coins in high quality acrylic crafted in Italy to commemorate Kitagawa Utamaro, one of the most highly Japanese artist regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of female beauties. Limited to only 300 sets worldwide.

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Kitagawa Utamaro
Utamaro's work reached Europe in the mid-nineteenth century, where it was very popular, enjoying particular acclaim in France. He influenced the European Impressionists, particularly with his use of partial views and his emphasis on light and shade, which they imitated. The reference to the "Japanese influence" among these artists often refers to the work of Utamaro.
Ukiyo-e art flourished in Japan during the Edo period from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, and the art form took as its primary subjects courtesans, kabuki actors, and others associated with the "floating world" lifestyle of the pleasure districts. Alongside paintings, mass-produced woodblock prints were a major form of the genre. Ukiyo-e art was aimed at the common townspeople at the bottom of the social scale, especially of the administrative capital of Edo. Its audience, themes, aesthetics, and mass-produced nature kept it from consideration as serious art.
In the mid-eighteenth century, full-colour nishiki-e prints became common. They were printed by using a large number of woodblocks, one for each colour. Towards the close of the eighteenth century there was a peak in both quality and quantity of the work. Kiyonaga was the pre-eminent portraitist of beauties during the 1780s, and the tall, graceful beauties in his work had a great influence on Utamaro, who was to succeed him in fame. Shunsho of the Katuskawa school introduced the ōkubi-e "large-headed picture" in the 1760s. He and other members of the Katsukawa school, such as Shunkō, popularized the form for yakusha-e actor prints, and popularized the dusting of mica in the backgrounds to produce a glittering effect.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)40
  • Size (mm)36 x 48
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)300
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)3
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The obverse of each coin features three beautiful paintings of the artist Kitagawa Utamaro:
- Three beauties of the present day 1792/ 1793
- Young woman blowing a glass pipe 1792/ 1793
- Woman with comb ca,1785
The coin's reverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the issue date, the issue country and the face value.