Shigemasa (1739 - 1820) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauties with Hand Mirrors
Series; Eight Views of the Elegant Women of Shinagawa
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.
Beauties with Hand Mirrors - Lovely image of two beauties in private quarters, each looking into a hand mirror. The beauty at right uses a brush to apply lipstick, a small bowl of pigment on the floor nearby. Her companion holds a small round mirror in her outstretched hand, the handled tied with tasseled cord. Both women are elegantly dressed in several layers of colorful patterned kimono. A stand at right holds an arrangement of blossoming peonies in a blue ceramic pot. An attractive design, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few light spots. Please see photos for details.