chilly morning / 『北方の冬』『朝の光へ』

February 18, 2010

*exch.028 & 029

20 April 1985
Philatelic Week
‘Winter in Northern Area’ and ‘Towards morning light’ by Yumeji Takehisa

Two more female portraits, painted both in 1921, by Yumeji Takehisa, an early Japanese commercial illustrator and book designer.

Somehow – maybe it is because the Japanese traditional paintings or wood prints are suitable for being transformed to stamp format – there are a lots of Japanese stamps issued under this category ‘beautiful ladies’.  Almost always portraits are made of anonymous female models, posed in front of artists.  This is not a category I am collecting stamps, but some of them are quite suitable for stamps.  They were my mother’s favorite stamps and as I put on ‘about this blog‘ post, I received a few letters with those stamps on.

原画:竹久夢二 (明治17 – 昭和9)



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