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.
The Courtesan Tagasode of Daimonjiya - A fantastic Utamaro head and shoulders portrait print of the celebrated Yoshiwara courtesan Tagasode. She smokes a long pipe, her hair pinned high. Fine embossed detail on the white collar of her kimono. A classic Edo era beauty print.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint mark. Please see photos for details.