The Ninth Month

by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

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The Ninth Month by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Ninth Month

Series; Twelve Months in the South

A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of Tokyo has published some of the finest reprints of classic ukiyo-e designs. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the company produced reprints with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work and even wood grain detail. Published in 1938, this handsome reprint group features designs by master artists such as Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eishi, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Sharaku, and others. Each features a Takamizawa publisher seal on the  reverse. A great opportunity to acquire a high quality reprint of a famous Edo era subject.

The Ninth Month - Lovely Kiyonaga design of an elegant courtesan watching the moon through the wooden grid of a window in September, the ninth month of the year. She looks rather wistfully out at the night, leaning against the window frame, her long kimono trailing onto the floor around her. The fires of fishing boats glow red in the distance against the dark river. Two other beauties relax on the floor before her, one reading a long letter, following the words with her fingertip. A beautiful subject with soft coloring, seldom seen in reprint.

Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Some prints have a few light creases at edges or a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.

The Ninth Month by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
The Ninth Month by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)