Comments - Terrific Edo era portrait of a beauty walking through the snow, carrying an umbrella as large snowflakes fall gently through the gray winter sky. The flowing sleeves of her olive green kimono flutter in the breeze, and she hold a cloth between her teeth as she turns her head away from the wind. A lovely 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 - Shunsen (1762 - circa 1830)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.