Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin.
Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. 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.
Young Woman from a Low-Class Brothel - Charming portrait of a young girl from a lower class brothel, smiling with delight as she clutches a crumpled letter from a lover. She retains a youthful naivety with her girlish expression of joy. She wears a dark tie-dyed kimono over a red under robe, tied with an olive green obi. Her hair is pulled back into a sleek bun, adorned with a few simple hairpins and a red ribbon. An attractive image, 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. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.