Monday, March 03, 2014

OK, Utamaro. Where've You Been?

In the news, the confirmation of the rediscovery of the so-called "lost third painting" by Edo master Kitagawa Utamaro, one of a famous set of three paintings and the only one, having been shipped overseas, to have returned to Japan. (Link)

"Snow in Fukagawa" disappeared after a department store exhibition on the Ginza in 1948. No color images of it existed.

Now they do. (Link)

The incredibly annoying question that the news media cannot/will not answer:

"Where in this blessed land has this massive work (199 cm x 341 cm) been hidden/misplaced for the last 66 years?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was thinking much the same thing. News reports said "it was found stored in a warehouse." Plenty fishy...