Beauty after a Bath

by Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764)

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Beauty after a Bath by Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764)

Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty after a Bath

Comments - Charming scene of a young woman after her bath, pulling on her waterwheel patterned kimono as she steps out onto the porch where a rooster and hen are perches. Inside the doorway at right, the large wooden bath can be seen, a towel draped over the edge. An attractive design, rarely seen in reprint.

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 - Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764)

Image Size - 10 3/8" x 8 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Please see photos for details.

Beauty after a Bath by Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764)
Beauty after a Bath by Masanobu (active circa 1686 - 1764)