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.
Comments - Attractive scene of beauties on a verandah in springtime, the cherry trees below covered in blossoms. One of the women gestures with her finger as her companion rests a hand over her shoulder. The beauty at left, looks down over her shoulder with a slight smile as she adjusts a hairpin. Her olive green kimono features delicate embossed rust colored stripes. A charming design with fine line work and soft shading in the blue sky.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned) Image Size - 10" x 7 1/2" + margins as shown Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.