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Autumn Sea by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Autumn Sea

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 - Expressive image of a distraught young woman resting her forehead against her hand. Her head is bowed and her eyes are closed as if in pain. She wears a green kimono tied with a triangle patterned obi in soft tones of gray and plum. A moving portrait. This reprint beautifully captures the color and spirit of Yumeji's original work.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 7 3/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

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

Autumn Sea by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Autumn Sea by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)