Seaside Farewell

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Seaside Farewell by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Seaside Farewell

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 - Poignant image of a couple saying farewell at the seaside, the pair locked in an embrace. Boats are anchored near the shore, with buildings visible at left and a few birds in dark silhouette flying across the sky. A handsome reprint published by Kato Junji, based on an earlier illustration by Yumeji.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 11 7/8" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Light folds at corners.

Seaside Farewell by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Seaside Farewell by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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