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.
Kashiku of the Tsuruya - Beautiful portrait of the courtesan Kashiku of the Tsuruya after a bath. She uses the collar of her tied-dyed cotton kimono to dry the side of her face, a cloth with a seashell print caught between her teeth and draped over her bare shoulder. Her hair is pulled back into a large bun, adorned with a translucent comb, several hairpins, and an olive green ribbon, a few loose wisps framing her face. A lovely design with a shimmering mica background, rarely seen in reprint.
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 10 3/8"
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.