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Poem by Empress Jito - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Curator's notes:

"Poem by Empress Jito" is a masterpiece print by the renowned Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, depicting a majestic and ethereal portrait of the Empress Jito. The print is an ode to the empress's poise and beauty, with a backdrop of a serene landscape, adorned with cherry blossoms and a picturesque waterfall. The Empress Jito is depicted in a regal stance, holding a scroll with her poem inscribed, exuding an aura of serenity and refinement.

The print is a fusion of artistry and poetry, with the Empress's verse adorning the top of the print, adding an extra layer of depth and meaning to the image. The poem, written in elegant calligraphy, is a testament to the Empress's literary talents and serves as a visual representation of her refined taste.

The use of color in the print is striking, with the Empress's clothing and the cherry blossoms in the background, painted in rich and vibrant hues, creating a visual feast for the eyes. The overall composition of the print is harmonious, with the different elements coming together to create a serene and idyllic scene.

In conclusion, "Poem by Empress Jito" is a stunning and evocative print that showcases Utagawa Kuniyoshi's artistry, while also paying tribute to the literary talents and refined taste of the Empress Jito. It is a visual ode to the beauty and serenity of nature, and a celebration of the Empress's poise and elegance.


    Choose from a range of sizes, with the smallest size being comparable to an A4 sheet, and the largest size being comparable to an A2. Each size is meticulously scaled to match the original Japanese woodblock print.


    Museum-quality reproduction of a traditional Japanese woodblock print. Printed using the finest archival quality, acid-free paper and state-of-the-art sunlight resistant inks, our prints are designed to preserve the stunning details of the original artwork.

    The option to receive your print framed in a sleek black solid wood frame with a clear acrylic lens is available, making it easy to hang and enjoy. For an even more striking display, consider choosing our Mounted + Framed option, which adds depth and dimension to the artwork through the use of a 5cm card border, which requires a larger frame.

    All of our prints are made with the utmost care and precision, entirely in the UK.


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