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.
Deeply Hidden Love - A fantastic Utamaro headshot from his famous Anthology of Poems series. This beautiful print and exquisite example of Utamaro's finest works the young beauty holding a long thin pipe, her hair pinned high with combs against a shimmering mica background. The soft pink mica beautifully hand applied -- a sign of a high quality reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.