by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Comments - Beautiful scene of a young woman bathing in a shallow wooden tub. A tall bucket of water stands nearby with a dipper, and a bamboo screen provides privacy. An ornament hangs from a string in front of the shoji window at right. A charming and classic beauty image from the Edo era. Rarely 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 - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown.Paper remnant on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. A few creases at edges, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.