Takehisa Yumeji


The Ladies Graphic: Saint Mary, November 1924
(Fujin Gurafu: Maria Kannon)

color woodblock print illustration by Yumeji from The Ladies Graphic, vol. 1, no. 7; published by Kokusai Joho sha, November 1924

10 3/4 by 4 7/8 in., 27.3 by 12.5 cm

This woodblock printed illustration was tipped into the November 1924 issue of The Ladies Graphic magazine to accompany the story, Women Missionaries (Nyonin bateren) by Kanbara Haruo (1900-1960). The story was serialized from the first issue of The Ladies Graphic in May 1924 and focused on early Christianity in Japan.

Nozomi Naoi, Sabine Schenk, & Maureen de Vries, Takehisa Yumeji, 2015, p. 67 (on 'Women Missionaries'); pp. 108-118, illus. no. 46a
(inv. no. C-3230)

price: $500


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