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 - Lovely Harunobu design of the young beauty Osen in a driving rain near a torii gate at the entrance to Kasamori Shrine. Osen worked as a waitress at the Kagiya tea stand at the shrine. Wind sweeps across the scene, blowing her robes and her lantern to the side. Fine embossed detail in the lantern and her under robe, an attractive touch.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 10 7/8" x 7 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Slight creasing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.