Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Yamauba and Kintaro
Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.
Comments - The most famous of Utamaro's lovely portraits of Kintaro with his mother Yamauba. A wonderful expression of maternal love as Yamauba cuddles her young boy. She presses her cheek next to his as she hugs him close to her chest, her long hair flowing over her shoulders. An attractive image with beautiful fine line work in the hair and eyebrows.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Image Size - 15" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.