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.
Comments - Charming okubi-e or large head portrait of a beauty tucking a stray hair behind her ear. She wears a purple kimono over an under robe with a red and white cherry blossom print. Her hair is arranged in a smooth bun with decorative hairpins, including one with a tiny folding fan and another with a small flower, a white ribbon tied around her hair to keep it out of the way. Beautifully detailed with a shimmering silver mica background. A classic Utamaro beauty portrait.
Artist - Utamaro (1750 - 1806)
Image Size - 15 1/4" 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. Nice overall.