Kiyomitsu (1735 - 1785) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mother and Boy at a Bathhouse
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.
Comments - Charming image of a mother and her young son at a bathhouse. The child plays with a miniature wooden pail and dipper as his mother claps her hands delightedly. Her kimono is hung over a bar above stacks of buckets next to a large pool. A handsome reprint of this classic 18th century scene.
Artist - Kiyomitsu (1735 - 1785) Image Size - 14 1/2" x 7 1/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.