Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773

by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773 by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Original Shunsho (1726 - 1792) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773

Series; Fashionable Brocade Pictures of the Tales of Ise

Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773 - Charming scene of two women working at daily tasks. Inside the house, a beauty spins thread, stretching out a long strand as she winds it onto a wheel. Outside, another woman pounds cloth on a rock. Rice fields can be seen on the plains beyond, with mountains along the horizon beneath a pink sky. Clouds frame the scene at top and bottom, with a verse above. Shunsho's series "Fashionable Brocade Pictures of the Tales of Ise" was published around 1770 to 73 in two volume, with a total of 48 prints in the series. The "Tales of Ise" is a collection of waka poems from the Heian era. A beautifully detailed look at everyday life in old Japan and a rare early design by Shunsho. A nice choice for a collector.

Artist - Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Image Size - 8 5/8" x 6 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight separation at end of vertical fold at side, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, light stain. Please see photos for details.

Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773 by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)
Beauties Spinning and Pounding Cloth, circa 1770 - 1773 by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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