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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
A sitting geisha beating the small hand drum. In the background three gentlemen on the veranda of an inn having a meal, with a view the walls of Kameyama castle ("turtle mountain").
Titel: Kameyama no zu (Eine Ansicht von Kameyama)
Series: Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (The Fifty-three Stations along the Tokaido)
Signature: Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei, Edo
Date: c. 1833 ff
Size: Vertical Chûban, 25,7 x 18,6 cm
Excellent impression and colours. Unbacked. Slightly trimmed on top. A few faint stains, otherwise very nice condition. Collector's seal Otto Hundt on verso.
For the landscape backgrounds of this beautiful bijin series Kunisada mostly and freely adapted scenes from Hiroshige's horizontal "Hôeidô-Tôkaidô“ (not yet completed at the time). Further information on the series in: Andreas Marks, Kunisada’s Tôkaidô. Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden, 2013, p. 62 ff, T24-47. No template for the background is known for this print.