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May Wind by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Original Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
May Wind

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 - Lovely portrait of a modern 1920s beauty enjoying a spring stroll. Her dress features bands of intricate patterning or lace, a cluster of purple flowers just below her waist. The purple ribbon from her hat trails over her shoulder in the breeze, and she carries a pink and purple parasol. A charming design, attractively colored.

Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

Image Size - 10 1/2" x 7 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Light fold at corner, faint spot.

May Wind by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
May Wind by Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)

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