The Geisha & The Black Cat Bookmark
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A young graceful geisha, caressing her long slender black cat, conveys yumeji takehisa penchant for painting beautiful women. As an early 20th century artist, takehisa updates the japanese fascination with geishas as well as felines, combining them into pure popular culture. Yumeji takehisa (september 16, 1884 september 1, 1934) was a japanese poet and painter born in oku, okayama, japan. He planned to become a poet but began drawing pictures, knowing he could not make a living as a poet. With no formal training, he received poor reviews from the art establishment. His work, though, gained great popularity with ordinary people -- and is still admired today. Bks9887 finish: solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print dimensions: approx. 1.25 w x 3.25 l (packaged in an acetate sleeve with provenance card).