Comments - Charming depiction of a beauty in a blue and white cotton kimono, just returning from a bath. Her robe is loosely draped around her shoulders and a cat plays with the fabric that trails behind her. Clouds of smoke rise from the charcoal brazier smokes on the wooden verandah. A lovely design with soft shading, rarely 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 - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.