Eisen (1790 - 1848) Japanese Woodblock 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.
Comments - Charming design of an attendant styling a young beauty's hair for an evening out. The beauty sits patiently holding a tie-dyed ribbon as her companion ties a cord around her elaborate bun, sticking her tongue out in concentration. Lovely fine line work in the hair and eyelashes.
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848) Image Size - 15" x 9 7/8" + margins as shown Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.