Geisha, Assistant, and Maid Carrying a Shamisen Case

by Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)

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Geisha, Assistant, and Maid Carrying a Shamisen Case by Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)

Shigemasa (1739 - 1820) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Geisha, Assistant, and Maid Carrying a Shamisen Case

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.

Comments - Lovely portrait of a geisha and her assistant on their way to a practice or performance. A maid follows behind them carrying a black lacquer shamisen case. The geisha wears a striking black kimono bordered with green and white stripes and floral medallions, tied with a striped yellow obi. Beautifully drawn with graceful line work. A terrific Edo era subject rarely seen in reprint.

Artist - Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)

Image Size - 15" x 10"

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.

Geisha, Assistant, and Maid Carrying a Shamisen Case by Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)
Geisha, Assistant, and Maid Carrying a Shamisen Case by Shigemasa (1739 - 1820)