Beauty with a Cat

by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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Beauty with a Cat by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Shunsho (1726 - 1792) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty with a Cat

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Beauty with a Cat - Lovely portrait of a beauty with a cat playing on the hem of her violet outer kimono, which trails onto the floor behind her, worn over a red floral robe. Her pale gray under robe is bordered with delicate blue blossoms, and tied with a black obi patterned with leaves. She looks over her shoulder as the kitten pounces upon the fabric. A charming design with fine detail.

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 - Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 6 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. No issues to report.

Beauty with a Cat by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)
Beauty with a Cat by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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