Series; Eight Scenes of the Shin-Yoshiwara
Komuraski of the Tamaya - Lovely Eisen portrait of the courtesan Komuraski of the Tamaya. She stands near a tall lamp, clutching the edge of her kimono, a roll of tissues in her other hand as she prepares for bed. A quilt is heaped on the floor behind her, a pipe resting on top. The inset above features birds flying high above the village rooftops. A beautiful image, seldom seen in reprint.
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.