Kiyonobu (1663 - 1729) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty with a Toy and Young Girl
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 portrait of a beauty holding a toy figure in her hand. The young girl at her side looks up with a pleading expression, clasping her hands together as she eyes the doll. The beauty wears a striking kimono bordered with large peaches and leaves, tied with a geometric print obi. Her hair is pulled back with a tortoiseshell comb to fall smoothly over her back. A charming image from the early years of black and white prints.
Artist - Kiyonobu (1663 - 1729)
Image Size - 23 7/8" x 12 7/8"
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. A few creases. Please note: folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded, could be flattened to frame. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.