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- Aoi Sake (Blue LIquor), Limited edition -

Yumeji Takehisa


The lovely lithograph print "Aoi Sake" (Blue Liquor) is by Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934). This limited edition artwork features a woman enjoying a glass of liquor alone, with a modern and colorful twist. Her vibrant kimono design, paired with the modern touch of Western furniture, creates a stunning image of a modern girl in the past. This print is part of his popular series "Twelve Views of Nagasaki" and has a limited edition size of only 250 sheets. The artist's printed signature and red seal are on the lower right corner of the image, while the edition number is on the lower left corner. This beautiful print would add a touch of romance to your collection.

In pre-war Japanese media, the expressions "blue liquor" and "red liquor" were commonly used to describe Western liquor.

Yumeji Takehisa was born in Okayama in 1884. He is very famous for his Bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women) and succeeded as an illustrator for many books and advertisements. His typical lyrical works were called "Yumeji-style beauties" (Bijin). He is a representative painter of Taisho romance and was sometimes called the "Ukiyo-e artist of the Taisho era."

Technique: Lithograph
Paper size: 11 and 3/8 x 15 inches (29 x 38.2 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/2 x 14 and 1/8 inches (26.5 x 36 cm)
Sheet number: 2/250
Date: N/A
Signed: The artist's printed signature and red seal are on the lower right corner of the image. 
Condition: Excellent condition. There are tiny spots on the verso; however, they don't show from the front. There are tape residues on the top and bottom edges of the verso.


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