Comments - Charming scene of a beauty pausing during a winter stroll so her attendant can clean the snow from her tall wooden geta clogs. She balances on one foot as the maid kneels beside her, her umbrella blanketed with snow as it falls heavily through the darkening sky.
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 - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 6 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Slight rippling at corner. Please see photos for details.