by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.
Comments - Terrific Koryusai design depicting the elegant courtesan Katsuyama of the Yotsumeya House with two attendants. Their beautiful kimono and obi feature symbols associated with the New Year, including bamboo, pine needles, and plum blossoms, along with phoenix and peacock motifs. One of the girls kneels down to play with a cat. A lovely Edo era design with soft color and fine detail in the sumptuous fabrics.
Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.