Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Comments - Interesting scene of a beauty arriving to attend a party in a teahouse at Fukagawa. A young attendant slides open the shoji screen as she waits outside the doorway. Several guests are already seated inside, with a red tray holding refreshments on the floor nearby. The verandah beyond opens onto a view of the river. One of the men peers at her through a tear in the paper screen at lower right. Nicely detailed and colored.
Artist - Harushige (1747 - 1818)
Image Size - 11" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.