Retiring for the Evening

by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

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Retiring for the Evening by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Retiring for the Evening

Fine old Takamizawa reprint

A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of Tokyo has published some of the finest reprints of classic ukiyo-e designs. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the company produced reprints with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work and even wood grain detail. Published in 1938, this handsome reprint group features designs by master artists such as Utamaro, Kiyonaga, Eishi, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Sharaku, and others. Each features a Takamizawa publisher seal on the  reverse. A great opportunity to acquire a high quality reprint of a famous Edo era subject.

Retiring for the Evening - Lovely design of an elegant courtesan ready to retire for the evening. Her lover waits for her under the mosquito netting, smoking a pipe. She wears a blue kimono tied with a plum colored tie-dyed obi, her hair adorned with a large comb and several slender hairpins, one bare foot peeping from beneath the hem of her robes. Beautifully drawn with graceful flowing line work and fine detail in the netting. A wonderful subject with soft color. We've never only seen this image in reprint twice before.

Artist - Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight thinning on reverse at top corners and bottom center from previous mounting. Toning, a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Retiring for the Evening by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Retiring for the Evening by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)
Retiring for the Evening by Toyokuni I (1769 - 1825)