by Edo era artist (unsigned)
Comments - Charming image of a beauty stretched out on a bed fast asleep. A green kimono patterned with irises is draped over her hips, and her pillow lies overturned nearby. Another kimono is spread out alongside the woman, the small white flowers on it delicately embossed. A tobacco set and pipe rest next to a folding screen with a landscape design. An attractive subject, seldom 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 - Edo era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.