Osen the Beautiful of Kasamori

by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

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Osen the Beautiful of Kasamori by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

Harunobu (1724 - 1770) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Osen the Beautiful of Kasamori

Comments - Lovely reprint of the famous beauty and teahouse waitress Osen seated on a bench at her tea stand, holding a fan which bears the crest of the popular actor Segawa Kikunojo. Next to her, a man gestures at a rack holding fans for sale which also feature kabuki scenes or actor's crests. He wears a striped kimono and holds a pipe, a striped cloth tied over his head. An attractive design with soft color.

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 - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)

Image Size - 10 5/8" x 8 1/8" + margins as shown

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

Osen the Beautiful of Kasamori by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Osen the Beautiful of Kasamori by Harunobu (1724 - 1770)