Artist: Paul Binnie (1967 – )
Title: Utamaro no Shunga (Utamaro’s Erotica)
Series: Edo Zumi Hyaku Shoku (A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo)
Published: by the artist
Dimensions: 30.1 x 42.9 cm
This print shows an image of a young girl tattooed with an erotic design by Utamaro, the great late-18th century artist of beauties, derived from his album e-hon Komachi Biki, while the cartouche design comes from his famous Utamakura album. The girl sits on the edge of a veranda and her reflection can be seen on the polished wood surface, showing Binnie’s outstanding woodblock printing skills.