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Beauty by Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764)

Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764) Japanese Woodblock Reprint

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 - Handsome portrait of a beauty gathering her robes to her waist. She looks over her shoulder with a shy smile, dressed in a yellow outer kimono patterned with umbrellas and flowers adorned with glittery metallic pigment, trimmed with red. A fine image from the early years of hand-colored print.

Artist - Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Beauty by Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764)
Beauty by Masanobu (circa 1686 - 1764)