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 - Lovely portrait of an elegant young geisha sitting next to her black lacquer shamisen case. She smiles as she looks over her shoulder, shyly holding her hand to her chin. She wears a plum colored kimono bordered with leaves and tied with a black scroll patterned obi. Beautifully drawn with graceful flowing line work. A rarely seen beauty subject by Choki.
Artist - Choki (active circa 1785 - 1805)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.