Woman in Summer

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Woman in Summer by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Original Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Woman in Summer

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 - Lovely bust-length woodblock portrait of a nude woman in summer, based on an earlier painting by Yumeji. Rendered with soft, sketch-like line work, the figure is set off by a delicate pink mica background. Published by the Matsunaga Print Research Company in a limited edition of 200 and numbed in red in left margin, and dated Showa 62 (1987). An attractive, romantic Yumeji design.

Numbered - 81/200

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 11 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint stain in margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Woman in Summer by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Woman in Summer by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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