Kuniyasu - High-ranking courtesanKuniyasu - High-ranking courtesan
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Utagawa Kuniyasu (1794-1832)

An elegant high-ranking courtesan at an open window looking over a wide landscape towards Mount Fuji during full moon.

Title: Shinkigunshi Shubu no mitate – Ôgiya Hanôgi (Hanaôgi from the Ôgiya as the divine strategist Zhu Wu)

Series: Tsûzoku Suikoden goketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori (The 108 Heroes of the Suikoden)

Signature: Ippôsai Kuniyasu ga

Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei)

Censor: Kiwame

Date: ca. 1830

Size: Oban, 38,5 x 26 cm

Perfect impression, fine and very nice colours, with relief printing. A few creases, outer margins somewhat worn, a few very small wormholes. Troughout very nice condition. Rare and very picturesque work of art !

Compare: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bigelow Collection No 11.37180 and Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, AC 1898.51.

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