The Entangled Kite String

by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

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The Entangled Kite String by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Entangled Kite String

Series; Customs of the East

Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.

The Entangled Kite String - Attractive Kiyonaga design depicting a young woman, sometimes described as the "townsman's wife," walking on a windy day, accompanied by a young maid carrying an umbrella. The maid's foot has become entangled with the little boy's kite string, and he runs after her, tugging at the string. A charming design from Kiyonaga's "Customs of the East" series, which focuses on scenes of women and children in daily life.

Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)

Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at left edge from original publisher mounting. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Entangled Kite String by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
The Entangled Kite String by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)