In a Public Bathhouse - Lovely image depicting three women in a public bathhouse, one trimming her toenails with a scissors. They all wear informal blue cotton summer kimono. Attractive color and fine detail in the intricate textile patterns.
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 - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling in right margin. Please see photos for details. Good overall.