Comments - Lovely scene of women working in the fields planting rice. One beauty leans forward, carefully setting a plant into the flooded field as her companions pause for a chat. The young woman at right holds a slender pipe and wears a blue kimono with a border of irises in white. The fields stretch out beyond them into the distance under a softly shaded sky. A beautiful design with attractive color and wonderful detail.
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 - 18th century artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 1/2"
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.