Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Series; Contemporary Dancers
Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
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.
Dojoji - Lovely Utamaro portrait of a young dancer holding a folding fan decorated with a scene of a blossoming cherry tree along a river. She smiles sweetly as she looks ahead, dressed in layers of floral kimono tied with a green brocade obi. Her hair is elegantly arranged in a smooth bun adorned with a comb, decorative hairpins, and ribbons. A beautiful image with delicate line work in the hair and a shimmering mica background.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.