Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Ide Jewel River
From an untitled series of the Six Jewel Rivers
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.
The Ide Jewel River - Lovely portrait of a young beauty holding her sleeve up to her chin. She wears a blue and white patterned cotton kimono and her hair is elaborately arranged, with a few wisps of escaping hair delicately framing her face. The fan-shaped inset at top left shows a nobleman on horseback crossing the Ide Jewel River. Beautiful line work in the hairstyle. A wonderful choice for display.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806) Image Size - 14 7/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.