A Woman after the Bath and a Black Dog - Wonderful reprint of this Kiyonaga masterwork depicting two beauties in a traditional bathhouse. One is seated in a deep wooden tub washing her back. The other has donned a tie-dyed cotton kimono after her bath. A small black pet dog is wandering in the hall. This print is considered the best design from this Kiyonaga series.
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 - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.