Artwork Details for Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) "Set details"

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Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - Set details

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Set details
by Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二

Artist:Yumeji, Takehisa (1884-1934) - 竹久夢二
Title:Set details
Series:Ten Subjects of Women
Date:1993 (this artwork: 1993)
Publisher:Toto Art Carving and Printing Institute (Takamizawa) - 東都美術彫摺研究所 (旧高見澤研究所)
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 33 x 44cm (sheet size)
Condition:Fine. No condition problems.
Price:$1400 $1330
EMS Express international shipping: $75 (excluding the USA and Australia. Please see here [updated October 21])
Artwork Code:12910-Takehisa_Yumeji
Notes:This is a rarely seen complete set of the scenes from Yumeji's renown series of watercolours "Ten Subjects of Women". Originally painted in a smaller size in 1921, this set was published as woodblock prints in a much larger format. This is set 41 of 200 sets in total. Each print has the edition number hand written in red in the lower left margin. This set is in fine condition and includes the original tatou series case, quality original frame, and folders for each print.
The original price of this set was 800,000 yen (US$6,500 using the 1993 yen/$ conversion rate).

Total weight of the set, unpacked, is over 3kg, so shipping weight when packed will be over 4kg. This weight can be reduced (along with the shipping cost) if the frame is not needed. See the details of each of the ten prints here.
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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