Comments - A lovely portrait of a young beauty kneeling before a wooden tub bathing herself. A flowering branch overhead indicates a spring setting. A charming image of an unselfconscious young woman at her daily toilette.
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 3/4" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.