Shucho (active circa 1790 - 1803) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Woman Washing by a Standing Screen
- 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 - Beautiful scene of a woman bathing, washing her neck with a red cloth as she leans over a wooden tub full of water. Her kimono hangs over a painted screen beside her, and combs and brushes are scattered on the floor nearby. A classic Edo era beauty subject with wonderful detail and an attractive setting, seldom seen in reprint.
Artist - Shucho (active circa 1790 - 1803)
Image Size - 15" x 10 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.