Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Women by an Iris Pond
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 - A beautiful reprint of this Kiyonaga masterwork depicting two young beauties of leisure enjoying a traditional garden and iris pond in summertime. The women are elegantly attired in summer kimono, one kneeling down to pluck an iris at the water's edge. Delicately embossed detail in the water and on the women's garments. An attractive choice for display.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few creases, a couple small indents. Please see photos for details. Good overall.