6 mm Watanabe Reprint - This beautiful woodblock was published by the Watanabe Company and bears the important Watanabe round 6 mm seal. These old Watanabe prints are some of the finest woodblock reprints ever done. Watanabe began using the 6 mm seal after World War II ended, and it was in use from 1946 to 1957. These terrific Watanabe reprints are a wonderful way to collect a masterwork from the Edo era at an affordable price.
Osen of the Kagiya Combing a Young Man's Hair, Fine Watanabe Reprint with 6 mm Seal - Charming scene of the waitress Osen of the Kagiya tea stand combing a young man's hair as he plays a shamisen. She stands behind him, leaning forward, absorbed in her work. He has kicked off one sandal and tucked his foot up beside him as he relaxes. A stand at right holds blue and white porcelain tea cups, the pillar of a torii gate behind it. An attractive subject with deep embossing along the edges of the kimono and obi, creating a slightly raised image of the figures.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 11 3/4" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. A few small spots. Please see photos for details.
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