A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
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.