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 - Terrific Koryusai design depicting the elegant courtesan Katsuyama of the Yotsumeya House with two attendants. Their beautiful kimono and obi feature symbols associated with the New Year, including bamboo, pine needles, and plum blossoms, along with phoenix and peacock motifs. One of the girls kneels down to play with a cat. A lovely Edo era design with soft color and fine detail in the sumptuous fabrics.
Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at two points at left edge from previous mounting. Please see photos for details. Good overall.