Harunobu (1724 - 1770) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty after a Bath
- 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 - Handsome design of a beauty after her bath, sitting on the porch trimming her toenails with a pair of scissors. Her floral kimono is loosely wrapped about her, and she looks down, absorbed in her task. She sits on a blue mat with a fan next to her, and a rooster stands in the yard at lower right. Behind her, irises bloom along the edge of a flowing river. Nicely detailed with an attractive setting. Includes delicate embossing on the fan. A subject not often seen in reprint.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 15" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.