Card Player

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Card Player by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Original Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Card Player

Series; Ten Subjects of Women

Ten Subjects of Women - Lovely beauty portrait from a Takehisa Yumeji series titled "Ten Subjects of Women," posthumously published in a limited edition of 200 in 1987. Each image is based on an earlier painting by Yumeji. Beautifully printed to capture the appearance of the original paintings, each woodblock is individually numbered in red ink within the margin. Rarely seen, these handsome woodblocks are a wonderful way to acquire a classic Yumeji beauty design. A nice choice to collect or display.

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. 

Card Player - Great image of a modern beauty sitting at a table playing cards, looking up as she shuffles the deck. Her hair is bobbed and a brightly patterned scarf is draped around her neck. A terrific 1920s image by Yumeji.

Numbered - 120/200

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 12 1/4" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Card Player by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Card Player by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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