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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Two beauties beside a summer screen with a rimpa decor, autumn leaves over waters.

Title: Sangi Masatsune (The poet and state council Masatsune) – No 94 (right), and: Saki no Daisôjô (Jichin) (the emeritus abbot Jichin or Jien) ) – No 95 (left)

Series: without title, but belonging to „Hyakunin isshu eshô“ (A pictorial commentary on one hundred poems by one hundred poets)

Signature: Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (right), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (left)

Seal: Toshidama

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Censors' seals: Hama and Kinugasa

Date: 1847-48

Size: Oban diptych, set ca. 36,5 x 49,8 cm

Very good impression and colours. Not mounted, not put together. Paper partly a little bit thinner at corners and margins. Left print with a weak vertical centre fold. Throughout still in a very good condition.

Two of just a few items of this series which can be matched unambiguously, therefore offered here as a set. About the series compare Izzard, Kunisada’s World, p 158, # 77, Kunisada-Project (www.kunisada.de), No 16.

€ 880,-

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