Japanese woodblock print, circa 1910, after the original by Suzuki Harunobu 1725 - 1770. "Ladies Reading a Letter"
This print was made in the early 1900's. The mat is marked "Made in Japan". The reverse reads "Imported Oriental Woodblock Prints, Made by hand on genuine rice paper from cherry woodblocks".
The colors are very subtle. The example of this work on Ukiyo-e is similarly colored, but it is possible that there may be some age related fading.
This print was originally framed. I removed it from the frame, as there appeared to be some damage to the mat. the mat has some soil, a crease and water stain on the reverse. The rice paper print is tipped in, and there appears to have no damage. The mat measures 15 7/8" x 11 1/2". The rice paper print measures 10 1/4" x 7 7/8"
The new owner will most likely choose to have this professional framed with a new mat. I will send the print and original mat in a box. If you do want the old frame, please let me know, as additional postage will be required/
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