Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "A Fair Princess"

Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - A Fair Princess - 麗し妃女図

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A Fair Princess - 麗し妃女図
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:A Fair Princess - 麗し妃女図
Medium:Scroll/Makuri roll - 掛軸ーまくり
Format:Long scroll - 掛軸,
Condition:Painted area is good with minimal soiling but some loss to the white pigments on the bijin's face (common to old scrolls). Silk surround is in very good condition. Verso is clean. Old bone end rollers. Hand painted on silk.
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Price:$2000 (EMS Express worldwide shipping: $45)
Artwork Code:13672-Takehisa_Yumeji
Notes:This is a rare and beautiful work by Yumeji. His signature and seal are at the upper right of the painted area. The painted area is 25 x 60cm, and overall the scroll is 36 x 143cm. Includes original scroll box signed and sealed by Yumeji.
Artist Biography:
Yumeji Takehisa (竹久 夢二 Takehisa Yumeji, September 16, 1884 -- September 1, 1934), was a Japanese poet and painter. Takehisa died in 1934 at the age of 49. He never studied drawing in any painting school nor under any teacher formally. He hated the concept of the ""artist"", feeling they were rather pretentious which unsurprisingly upset many of the artists of his time, leading to poor reviews from the so-called elite.

Outside of the art circles, Takehisa's works acquired great popularity among ordinary people and to this day have many ardent fans in Japan and abroad. At an earlier stage in his life he intended to become a poet, but knowing he could not make a living as a poet, he began drawing pictures. He was born in Oku (now Setouchi), Okayama, Japan. His childhood home has been preserved and opened to visitors. He is buried in Zoshigaya Cemetery in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. (from Wikipedia)

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