by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo
Beauty Adjusting her Hair - Charming portrait of a beauty in an interior adjusting her hairstyle, reaching up with both hands to pat it into place. She kneels on the floor beside a pillow, a roll of tissues caught between her teeth. The window opens onto a view of a shrine with a tall pagoda rising above the trees. An attractive composition, nicely detailed.
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 - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.