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Yanagi yu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Yanagi yu

Series; Takehisa Yumeji Woodblock Art Collection

Takehisa Yumeji - Takehisa Yumeji was a leading artist and illustrator in Japan during the Taisho era. His romantic portraits of contemporary young women were extremely popular, and he designed many woodblock prints for newspapers, women's magazines, and book covers. His slender, languid women are drawn with expressive line work, and sometimes have a naive, almost childlike quality. Yumeji's work found an enthusiastic following in Japan, and today, there is a museum devoted to him in Okayama, his birthplace. While there was little foreign interest in his work prior to his death in 1934, in subsequent decades Yumeji's prints have become very popular and highly sought after by collectors. 

Takehisa Yumeji Woodblock Art Collection - Lovely design from a series of large format reprints of woodblocks by Takehisa Yumeji. Published by Yuyudo, these prints come in handsome presentation folders as originally issued. Each print is loose within a windowed folder that slides into an outer purple folder with the series title on the front (see example of outer folder below). This is the first time we've seen several of these designs. These attractive images offer a nice opportunity to acquire some of Yumeji's classic beauty subjects.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 17 7/8" x 10 7/8" + margins as shown; outer folder 22 3/8" x 15 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Very slight adhesive remnants on reverse at top and bottom center edges from previous mounting. Windowed folder has a small stain Please see photos for details.

Yanagi yu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Yanagi yu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Yanagi yu by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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