Comments - Handsome pillar print design of a beauty dressing after a bath. She holds a tie-dyed cloth between her teeth as she ties a red under robe around her waist. Her soft blue kimono is patterned with cherry blossoms and swirling water. A charming image with attractive color.
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 - Kiyomitsu (1735 - 1785)
Image Size - 24" x 4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please note: folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded, could be flattened to frame. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.