Eisho (1790 - 1799) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Someyama of the Matsubaya
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 - Beautiful head and shoulders portrait of the courtesan Someyama of Matsubaya with her hair pinned high, a couple strands falling loose in a casual manner, smiling as she looks over her shoulder while fingering the cords of a small cloth bag. She wears layers of colorful kimono, the outer robe trimmed with a rosy pink collar with a spider web print. A classic ukiyo-e beauty subject with a shimmering mica background emulating the original.
Artist - Eisho (1790 - 1799)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.