by Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Series; Contest of Contemporary Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters
A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
The Southeast - Attractive scene of a beauty after a bath sitting next to a makeup mirror, her green kimono loosely wrapped about her. She reaches over her shoulder for a letter delivered to her by an attendant, who leans forward to hand her the message. At lower left, a shallow wooden tub holds water, with tissues, a pipe, and other objects strewn around the floor nearby. The woman standing behind her reads a book, following the text with her finger. A handsome subject with fine detail in the hair and kimono fabrics, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15" x 10" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning. Some prints have a few light creases at edges or a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.