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YUMEJI, Takehisa
(1884 - 1934)
Black Cat ('Kuroi neko')

Sealed:           Shujin yama iku
Published:      c. 1950
Publisher:      Kato Junji
Size:               (44 x 31 cms / 17.3" x 12.2")

Fine impression, color and condition.
Limited editon - numbered: 69/150 (lower left margin)

ref. no.: # 672293
Price:    € 1,200.00
Takehisa YUMEJI became famous for his pictures (pintings, prints, books) expressing the particular feeling of the Taisho democracy, the Taisho romanticism. Next to classical depictions of young women wearing kimonos, we also find the type of 'modern' girl (moga) dressed in western clothes, self-conscious, but vulnerable at the same time. Also, the influence of the art deco style which found its way to Japan at the time is quite noticeable in Yumeji's work.

Due to the artist's untimely death at the age of forty-nine, much of his work was published posthumously as is the case with this print.

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