Beauty in Autumn

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Beauty in Autumn by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty in Autumn

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 - Lovely image of a beauty leaning against a tree in autumn with a book in hand, a few colorful leaves drifting down through the sky. A path leads to a farmhouse in the distance with mountains beyond. This print comes from a series of five designs titled "Legends of Snowy Nights" published by Kato Junji in 1963, based on Yumeji's earlier magazine illustrations. An attractive reprint, beautifully capturing the color and spirit of Yumeji's original work.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 7" x 4 1/4" + margins as shown

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

Beauty in Autumn by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Beauty in Autumn by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)