by Kiyomitsu (1735 - 1785)
Comments - Lovely design of a young beauty taking a bath in a shallow wooden tub, washing her foot with a tie-dyed blue cloth. Her kimono is draped over the standing screen behind her. A charming, traditional Edo era subject with fine detail in the interior setting and delicate embossing in the swirling water.
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 - Kiyomitsu (1735 - 1785)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small spot. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.