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Brilliant and sensitive, playful and intimate, the illustrations from Utamaro's masterpiece Ehon Mushi Erabi ( A Selection of Insects) are universally considered one of the hallmarks of woodblock printmaking. As a lover of nature from childhood, Utamaro based these realistic designs on his observations from the garden. Softly colored and exquisitely rendered with an elegant arrangement of space, each insect and flower print is a double page design with an accompanying humorous kyoka verse. Ronin Gallery is pleased to present these Japanese nature prints in conjunction with other works from our collection that portray "A Small World." If you enjoy this selection, be sure to check our incredible exhibition of Hiroshige's birds and flowers.