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Spring Glance from the Magazine The Ladies' Graphic

Ura no Akekure (Day In, Day Out, at a Bay) from the series Yumeji's Masterpieces

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Spring Glance (春の眼)

from the magazine The Ladies' Graphic

by Takehisa Yumeji, 1924


IHL Cat. #1725

About This Print

Source: Takehisa Yumeji, Nozomi Naoi, et. al., Brill, 2015, p. 108.
This print appeared in the October 1924 issue of The Ladie's Graphic, a magazine targeted to women covering "international news, matters relating to the lifestyle of the 'contemporary' woman as well as information about cuisine and current styles in clothing, hair and make-up."  Yumeji contributed illustrations to the magazine starting with its first issue in May 1924.  Yumeji's designs were printed separately by woodblock and tipped into the page, as can be seen below.  

This collection's print, as does the print tipped into the actual magazine (show below), does not carry an artist's seal.  The print in the collection of the Amsterdam museum Nihon no hanga, however, carries the artist's "tomoe" seal.  (Also see below.)



Nihon no hanga collection with artist's tomoe seal

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1725
 Title Spring Glance
 Haru no me 春の眼
 Series from the magazine The Ladies' Graphic, Volume 2, No. 6, October 1924
 Fujin Gurafu 婦人グラフ1巻6号
 Artist 
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Signature 
 not signed - Yumeji's name 竹久夢二 is printed on the magazine page the print is tipped into, as shown above.
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date 1924
 Edition first
 Publisher Kokusai Jōhōsha
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre
 Miscellaneous 
 Format 
 H x W Paper 9 1/8 x 4 7/16 in. (23.2 x 11.3 cm)
 H x W Image 8 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (22.2 x 10.5 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature
 Takehisa Yumeji, Nozomi Naoi, et. al., Brill, 2015, fig. 1.5, p. 14.
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