Falling Leaves

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Falling Leaves by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Falling Leaves

Takehisa Yumeji - Takehisa Yumeji was a leading artist and illustrator in Japan during the Taisho era. His romantic portraits of contemporary young women were extremely popular, and he designed many woodblock prints for newspapers, women's magazines, and book covers. His slender, languid women are drawn with expressive line work, and sometimes have a naive, almost childlike quality. Yumeji's work found an enthusiastic following in Japan, and today, there is a museum devoted to him in Okayama, his birthplace. While there was little foreign interest in his work prior to his death in 1934, in subsequent decades Yumeji's prints have become very popular and highly sought after by collectors. 

Comments - Charming image of a beauty standing beneath a tree, holding out her hand to catch one of the leaves drifting down through the sky. A striking design in black and white and a handsome example of Yumeji's beauty designs. This reprint beautifully captures the color and spirit of Yumeji's original work.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 8 3/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. No issues to report.

Falling Leaves by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Falling Leaves by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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