by Eiho Hirezaki (1881 - 1970)
Comments - Lovely large format reprint of a famous kuchi-e or book frontispiece design by artist Eiho Hirezaki, one of the leading illustrators of the Taisho era. The beauty sits with her elbow resting on the edge of a round window, a plum blossom in hand, looking pensively at the flowering tree outside. She wears a blue outer kimono with a dotted pattern over a red and white tie-dyed under robe. Her hair is pulled back into a large soft bun adorned with a comb, hairpins, and a tiny blue bow, a few wisps framing her face. She has a dreamy expression with large brown eyes and lips tinted a soft rose. A beautiful design and one of Eiho's most famous subjects. Detailed with delicate embossing in the side panels framing the opening and exquisite line work. A terrific example of Eiho's elegant work and great choice for display.
Artist - Eiho Hirezaki (1881 - 1970)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.