Kunisada: Three beauties on a boatKunisada: Three beauties on a boat
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Kunisada: Three beauties on a boatKunisada: Three beauties on a boat
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Kunisada: Three beauties on a boatKunisada: Three beauties on a boat
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Three beauties from Edo in delicate summer kimonos riding in a boat on the river, drinking sake and eating fruit. In the background the big pillars of a bridge.

Title: Mitate Musume Dan-no-ura (Girls in a Parody of the Battle of Dan-no-ura)

Signature: Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga (right), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (middle), Ôju Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (left)

Publisher: Kogaya Katsugorô

Censor: Hama

Date: 1843-46

Size: Oban-Triptych, together 36 x 73 cm

Very fine print with brilliant colours. The three single sheets with slightly trimmed margins and with old backing. Right sheet with marginal creases. Altogether in very fine condition. A triptych of great beauty and outstanding rarity.

Cf. MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.43609a-c.; New Diet Library info:ndljp/pid/1307766

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