Kiyonobu (1663 - 1729) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
A Courtesan and Her Girl Attendant
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Adachi Taisho Era Reprints - This print comes from a reprint series of one hundred ukiyo-e masterpieces published by Adachi and printed by Kokko-sha Printing Company beginning in Taisho 13 (1924). Adachi issued two or three prints each month, expecting the series to take three years to complete. Prints could be purchased by subscription at a lower price. See example of publisher's information below (not included). Each print comes mounted at two corners to the original folder with a title slip, accompanied by a text sheet in English or in both English and Japanese. A rare opportunity to acquire a fine quality reprint as originally issued.
A Courtesan and Her Girl Attendant - Wonderful Kiyonobu design from the early color print period of an elegant courtesan and her young attendant. The beauty holds a small ground cherry between her delicate fingers. Her kimono decorated is decorated with a bold design of blossoming cherry trees with cloth panels hung below to provide privacy for cherry blossom viewing parties. A fine large format print that would make an excellent display.
Artist - Kiyonobu (1663 - 1729)
Image Size - 21 1/4" x 10 7/8"; folder 18 1/8" x 12 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal fold. Toning, spotting at edge. Folder has toning, spotting, and a stain. Please see photos for details.