Choki (active circa 1785 - 1805) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Geisha and Shamisen Case
Adachi Limited Edition Beauties - In 1967, the venerable Adachi Publisher of Tokyo released a limited edition series of 25 classic ukiyo-e beauty subjects. These beautiful reprints feature masterworks by Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eisho, and others, including some subjects seldom seen in reprint. Printed with fine line work and attractive color, some designs feature deluxe treatments such as embossing or shimmering mica. Limited to 500 sets, each print is numbered on the reverse with a special Adachi publisher's seal. A wonderful opportunity to collect a lovely bijin reprint from a great limited edition release.
Comments - Lovely portrait of an elegant young geisha sitting next to her black lacquer shamisen case. She smiles as she looks over her shoulder, shyly holding her hand to her chin. She wears a plum colored kimono bordered with leaves and tied with a black scroll patterned obi. Beautifully drawn with graceful flowing line work. A rarely seen beauty subject by Choki.
Artist - Choki (active circa 1785 - 1805)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.