Comments - Charming kakemono or vertical diptych design of a beauty reading a letter, leaning back against a doorframe. Completely focused on the writing, she seems rather surprised at the contents, her mouth slightly agape as she looks down. She wears a violet kimono patterned with writing, bordered with a gourd and vine print on black. Her hair is piled high atop her head with many decorative floral hairpins and a large tortoiseshell comb. An attractive composition beautifully suited to the kakemono format, with a muted color palette accented with black.
Artist - Eizan (1787 - 1867)
Image Size - 28 3/4" x 9 7/8" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two separate panels. A few tiny wormholes, repaired. A few creases and spots, stain. Please see photos for details.