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 - Charming okubi-e or large head portrait of a beauty tucking a stray hair behind her ear. She wears a purple kimono over an under robe with a red and white cherry blossom print. Her hair is arranged in a smooth bun with decorative hairpins, including one with a tiny folding fan and another with a small flower, a white ribbon tied around her hair to keep it out of the way. Beautifully detailed with a shimmering silver mica background. A classic Utamaro beauty portrait.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details.