Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Woman Reading a Letter
Series; Ten Classes of Women's Physiognomy
Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. 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.
Woman Reading a Letter - A classic Utamaro portrait of a young woman reading a love letter. She wears a beautiful informal kimono with soft, subtle colors, tied with a yellow and black patterned obi. A charming design with a shimmering white mica background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Image Size - 15" x 10 3/4" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.