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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Standing beauty with loose hair and loosened up kimono, holding a uchiwa-fan in her right hand.

Title: Yûshi Naishinnô-ke no Kii (Lady Kii of Princess Yûshi’s Household) – No 70 (recte: 70)

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

Signature: Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

Siegel. Toshidama

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura

Date: 1846-48

Size: Oban, 36,5 x 25 cm

Very good impression and colours, with relief printing. A tiny bit worn, horizontal centrefold (smoothed and nearly not to be seen), just a few creases, two small pinholes at upper corners, otherwise very good condtion.

An interesting detail: Kunisada's artist name Gô Ichiyôsai is written on the obi (sash) at the left side.

About the series compare Izzard, Kunisada’s World, p 158, # 77, Kunisada-Project (www.kunisada.de), No 16.

€ 420,-