Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.
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.
Comments - The most famous of Utamaro's lovely portraits of Kintaro with his mother Yamauba. A wonderful expression of maternal love as Yamauba cuddles her young boy. She presses her cheek next to his as she hugs him close to her chest, her long hair flowing over her shoulders. An attractive image with beautiful fine line work in the hair and eyebrows.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.