Beauty Riding a Carp in a Parody of Kinko Sennin

by Edo era artist (not read)

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Beauty Riding a Carp in a Parody of Kinko Sennin by Edo era artist (not read)

Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty Riding a Carp in a Parody of Kinko Sennin

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 - Lovely portrait of a beauty riding an enormous carp in a parody of Kinko Sennin, one of the famous immortals of Taoist legend. She calmly reads a letter as the fish leaps through the swirling waves. Beautifully detailed with delicate embossed lines to indicate the water. A very unusual subject to find in reprint.

Artist - Edo era artist (not read)

Image Size - 8 1/8" x 11 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Beauty Riding a Carp in a Parody of Kinko Sennin by Edo era artist (not read)
Beauty Riding a Carp in a Parody of Kinko Sennin by Edo era artist (not read)