Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Ha... of the Southern Station
Series; Array of Supreme Beauties of the Present Day
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.
Ha... of the Southern Station - Wonderful Utamaro portrait of a famous courtesan drying the side of her face with a towel. She smiles as she looks to the side, her hair pulled back into a smooth bun adorned with hairpins. She wears a summer cotton kimono, wrapped loosely about her. Lovely fine detail in the hairline. A charming and classic design.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few small spots, light smudge. Please see photos for details. Good overall.