Bathhouse - Beautiful triptych print design by artist Toyokuni I of five women in a bathhouse, one chatting with the young samurai looking through the sliding screen window on the left. In the center, an attendant scrubs the back of a beauty soaking in a large wooden tub. A wonderful scene from daily life, detailed with subtle shimmering yellow mica on the walls. 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 - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Image Size - 21 1/2" x 10 3/4"
Condition - This triptych with excellent color and detail. Three separate panels. A couple faint spots. Please see photos for details.
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