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.
Segawa of the Matsubaya with Kamuro Sasano and Takeno - Beautiful portrait of the courtesan Segawa of the Matsubaya enjoying a stroll with her young kamuro or apprentices Sasano and Takeno. Her red kimono is bordered with irises, tied with a green and white brocade obi. Her attendants wear matching pink kimono with the same floral border, their sleeves trimmed with colorful ribbons. Curtains framing a tea stall hang overhead, with the edge of a bench visible at left and a barrel stacked with pails of water for fighting fires at right. Lovely color and detail in this rarely seen subject.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.