Fortune Telling, 1926

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Fortune Telling, 1926 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Fortune Telling, 1926

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 - Great image of a modern beauty sitting at a table laying out cards to tell a fortune, looking up as she shuffles the deck. Her hair is bobbed and a brightly patterned scarf is draped around her neck. A terrific image of a 1920s Japanese woman. This reprint beautifully captures the color and spirit of Yumeji's original work.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 6 7/8" x 5 3/8" + margins as shown

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

Fortune Telling, 1926 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Fortune Telling, 1926 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)