Beauties and Koi Pond

by Harushige (1747 - 1818)

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Beauties and Koi Pond by Harushige (1747 - 1818)

Harushige (1747 - 1818) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauties and Koi Pond

Comments - Charming image of two young beauties by a koi pond on a summer evening. One adjusts a hairpin as she watches as her companion bend over to pour fish from a tub into the pond. An attractive subject, softly colored.

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 - Harushige (1747 - 1818)

Image Size - 11 1/8" x 7 1/2"

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Beauties and Koi Pond by Harushige (1747 - 1818)
Beauties and Koi Pond by Harushige (1747 - 1818)