Beauty Napping

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Beauty Napping by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Original Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty Napping

Series; A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print

A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print - Between 1978 and 1980, the venerable publisher Kyoto Hanga-in published a series of 20 woodblock prints based on earlier designs by Takehisa Yumeji. These lovely images are beautifully printed to capture the subtle colors and delicate shading of Yumeiji's original illustrations. Each large format woodblock has the series title and publisher's information in the margins along with the circular red "Shinagawa" personal seal of the owner. A great opportunity to collect some of Yumeji's romantic imagery.

Takehisa Yumeji - Takehisa Yumeji was a leading artist and illustrator in Japan during the Taisho era. His romantic portraits of contemporary young women were extremely popular, and he designed many woodblock prints for newspapers, women's magazines, and book covers. His slender, languid women are drawn with expressive line work, and sometimes have a naive, almost childlike quality. Yumeji's work found an enthusiastic following in Japan, and today, there is a museum devoted to him in Okayama, his birthplace. While there was little foreign interest in his work prior to his death in 1934, in subsequent decades Yumeji's prints have become very popular and highly sought after by collectors. 

Publisher - Kyoto Hanga-in
Numbered - 120/300

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 12 3/8" x 18" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few spots. Please see photos for details.

Beauty Napping by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Beauty Napping by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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