Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura
Series; Female Geisha Section of the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival
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.
Asazuma-bune, Folding Fan Seller, Utamakura - Lovely design of three beauties performing at the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival. The woman at top center wears a tall yellow court cap and holds a court fan, in costume for the "Asazuma-bune" (Asazuma Boat) dance. The woman at right is a folding fan seller, while her companion at left is dressed for the dance skit "Utamakura" (Poetic Epithets). Beautiful fine line work in the hairstyles, with a shimmering silver mica background and embossing on the white folding fan and the yellow court cap. A great Utamaro image.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.