Mosquito Net from The Ghost of Light, 1924

by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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Mosquito Net from The Ghost of Light, 1924 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Original Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mosquito Net from The Ghost of Light, 1924

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 - Handsome portrait of a beauty beside a mosquito net, looking to the side with a somewhat sad expression. This appeared as an illustration for the story "The Ghost of Light" in the September 1924 issue of the women's monthly magazine "The Ladies' Graphic" (Fujin Gurafu). An expressive figure.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Slight thinning on reverse at top edge, repaired. A couple creases at edges.

Mosquito Net from The Ghost of Light, 1924 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Mosquito Net from The Ghost of Light, 1924 by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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