Comments - Charming image of a young beauty in her private quarters, stepping through doorway with a sliding shoji screen. Light from a candle casts her shadow on the screen in pale gray, creating an interesting effect. She looks down at a large bundle wrapped in cloth just outside the entrance. A fine reprint with soft color, and a rarely seen subject.
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 - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 13" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.