by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Comments - Charming portrait of a beauty after a bath, carefully trimming her toenails. Her blue tie-dyed summer cotton kimono is slipping off her shoulders, and her hair is twisted into a knot held in place with a hairpin. An attractive design with soft pink shading around the eyes.
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 - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Diagonal folds, slight creasing, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.