Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Beauty and Sleeping Child - Attractive scene of a mother watching her baby sleeping on a cushion beside her, smiling fondly at the infant. Her outer kimono is loosely wrapped about her as she lifts the quilt over her futon, ready to climb into bed. A circular inset at upper left depicts tile rooftops rising above the clouds amidst blossoming cherry trees and pines. A lovely image of a beauty in a quiet, intimate moment with her child.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some faint spots. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.