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Koharu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Item Number: 936410

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 936410
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Koharu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint

Takehisa Yumeji - Takehisa Yumeji was a leading artist and illustrator in Japan during the Taisho era. His romantic portraits of contemporary young women were extremely popular, and he designed many woodblock prints for newspapers, women's magazines, and book covers. His slender, languid women are drawn with expressive line work, and sometimes have a naive, almost childlike quality. Yumeji's work found an enthusiastic following in Japan, and today, there is a museum devoted to him in Okayama, his birthplace. While there was little foreign interest in his work prior to his death in 1934, in subsequent decades Yumeji's prints have become very popular and highly sought after by collectors. 

Comments - Expressive portrait of a seated young woman looking down with a sad expression. The figure is closely cropped and rendered with simplified shapes, giving it an almost abstract quality with flat patterning. A handsome example of Yumeji's beauties. Original prints by Yumeji are hard to find, so this reprint offers a nice way to collect some of his classic imagery.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Image Size - 12" x 4 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few light creases at edges, a couple small indents on face. Please see photos for details.

Koharu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Koharu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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