A beautiful Meiji-era recarving of a gorgeous Edo-era woodblock by Kiyomine Torii, a master in the bijin-ga genre of prints.
The Woodblock Print
This oban-sized woodblock is in very fine condition. Rich color and detail coupled with a silver wash on the background. Intact margins and a clean verso.
About the Artist
Kiyomine Torii (also known by Kiyomitsu II) was a painter and printmaker active during the early 19th century. The grandson of Kiyomitsu Torii I, Kiyomine became the student of Kiyonaga Torii in 1795. Working primarily in the bijin-ga genre (pictures of beautiful women), following the death of his teacher in 1815, Kiyomine became the fifth-generation head of the Torii school and assumed the name Kiyomitsu II.