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Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825)

Two beauties with the attributes of courtiers, as part of the entourage of a travelling daimyo, shown in a spring landscape with yellow flowering mountain roses at a riverside. Part of a multipiece series, a mitate (parody) scene. It probably shows the crossing of the Ide Tamagawa (Ide Jewel River) by Ariwara no Narihira.

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Censor: Kiwame

Publisher: Tadari (Tadaya Rihei)

Date: ca. 1810

Size: Oban, 39,2 x 27 cm (paper size)

Very nice impression, very nice fresh colours, printed on very good paper, not trimmed. Spot at the edge of the kimono of the lady at the right side, margins a little bit soiled and worn, a few smaller wormholes at upper margin, neatly restored, otherwise very good condition. Rare item.