Comments - Lovely Kuniyasu portrait of a young beauty in a summer kimono, having just returned from a bath. Her robe is patterned with delicate grasses, and she uses her sleeve to pat dry the side of her face. Her clothing is piled in a jumbled heap on the floor behind her. Beautifully carved and printed by the venerable Ishu-Kankokai of Tokyo, this charming reprint is extremely rare and a wonderful choice for a collector interested in classic Edo era beauty designs.
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 - Kuniyasu (1794 - 1832)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.