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!
Ono no Komachi - Lovely portrait of the poet Ono no Komachi from Eishi's "Parodies of Six Poetic Immortals. She smiles sweetly as she looks down at the pink rose she is holding, gently fingering the petals. Her long hair falls loosely over her shoulders, adorned with several hairpins at the top of her head, and a small lock tied to the side with a violet ribbon. A charming design, seldom seen in reprint.
Artist - Eishi (1756 - 1829)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.