Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.
Courtesan Takigawa of Ogiya - Lovely Utamaro okubi-e or large head portrait of the courtesan Takigawa of the Ogiya House just after a bath. She pats the back of her neck dry with the sleeve of her tie-dyed cotton kimono. Beautifully detailed with fine line work in the hair. A charming design showing a young woman in a private moment.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.