Adachi Limited Edition Beauties - In 1967, the venerable Adachi Publisher of Tokyo released a limited edition series of 25 classic ukiyo-e beauty subjects. These beautiful reprints feature masterworks by Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eisho, and others, including some subjects seldom seen in reprint. Printed with fine line work and attractive color, some designs feature deluxe treatments such as embossing or shimmering mica. Limited to 500 sets, each print is numbered on the reverse with a special Adachi publisher's seal. A wonderful opportunity to collect a lovely bijin reprint from a great limited edition release.
Folding Fan Seller, Round Fan Seller, Barley Pounder - Wonderful Utamaro portrait of three beauties at the Yoshiwara Niwaka Festival. Dressed in informal summer clothing, the barley pounder carries a wooden mallet, while the round fan seller carries her wares hanging from two slender bamboo poles over her shoulder. Beautiful soft color, with subtle mica in the background and embossed lines on the fans. A lovely subject, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.