Village in Spring

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Village in Spring by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Village in Spring

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. 

Comments - Charming view of a village in spring, with blossoming cherry trees peeking above the rooftops. Umbrellas are set out to dry at the edge of the street at lower right, and low mountains fill the background. This reprint comes from a series of five designs titled "Legends of Snowy Nights" published by Kato Junji in 1963, based on Yumeji's earlier magazine illustrations.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 4 1/4" x 7" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small paper remnant in top margin.

Village in Spring by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Village in Spring by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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