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.
Yoshiwara-suzume - Lovely okubi-e or large head portrait of a dancer striking a pose with a fan in her hand. "Yoshiwara-suzume" means "Sparrows of the Yoshiwara," a type of song performed as a dance drama. The beauty wears a sleeveless coat typical of a bird seller, and a sheer silk head covering in soft green. An attractive design with a shimmering mica background. Rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 10"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple stains, fold at corner, small indent. Please see photos for details.
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