Comments - Attractive portrait of a beauty reading a letter, spread out over her lap, studying it carefully as she looks down. She wears a striped outer kimono over a tied-dyed red under robe with a blue and white cross-hatched collar. Her hair is arranged in a large knot with a comb, two floral ornaments, and a hairpin with a figure of a turtle on it. Her eyebrows are shaved, and she wears lipstick that changes appearance when more thickly applied, giving her two-toned lips. An inset at upper right show a bridge in the distance past the rooftops. This print is from a series of six designs commissioned by Sakamoto to advertise Bien Senjoku face powder. The text at upper left reads:
Bien Senjoko, the well-known popular face powder
made by Sakamoto,
admiring this famous product-
what a beauty!
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 14" x 9 7/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few creases, rubbing. Please see photos for details.