Takehisa Yumeji - Takehisa Yumeji was a leading artist and illustrator in
Comments - Intriguing Yumeji image called Maria Kannon, the name used for the Virgin Mary in the guise of the Japanese Goddess Kannon. In the foreground, a European explorer or priest wearing a white ruff collar and cuffs dangles a cross from a chain, with sailing ships in the background above, while a modern beauty holds her fingertips to her chin with a thoughtful expression. The artist designed this woodblock for the November 1924 issue of a women's monthly magazine Fujin Gurafu. A rare original Yumeji print combining fascinating Western and Japanese imagery.
Artist - Takehisa Yumeji (1884 - 1934)
Image Size - 10 1/2" x 4 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.