Comments - Charming portrait of a beauty on a verandah on a summer evening. She wears a gray and white dotted outer robe, wrapped loosely about her, over a blue and white tie-dyed kimono, a roll of tissues in her hand. She smiles happily as she looks down, her hair pulled back into a sleek bun adorned with hairpins and a comb. The verandah overlooks a view of the water, with ships anchored near the shore for the evening, a red paper lantern hanging overhead. A classic beauty subject, attractively colored and detailed.
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 III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some wrinkling at top edge. Please see photos for details. Good overall.