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.
Shio-kumi - Lovely image of two shio-kumi or brine maidens who collect seawater for processing into salt. Each carries a yoke over her shoulder with small pails suspended from it, and has a straw apron wrapped around her waist. Beautifully drawn with graceful flowing line work.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.