Kunisada - Standing young beauty
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Standing young beauty dressed with a splendid kimono, ornamented with cherry blossoms and weaver's spindles.
Title: Minamoto no Toshiyori Ason (Lord Minamoto no Toshiyori) – No 74
Series: without title, but belongs to „Hyakunin isshu eshô“ – (A pictorial commentary on one hundred poems by one hundred poets)
Signature: Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
Size: Oban, 36,5 x 25 cm
Very good impression and colours, with relief printing. A tiny bit worn at upper margin. Right upper corner with a small restored tear, right margin verso with a small backing, paper at upper left corner a tiny bit thinner. Nearly no creases. At the left side of the lady a smaller spot due to the printing process, otherwise very good and clean condition.
About the series compare Izzard, Kunisada’s World, S. 158, # 77, Kunisada-Project (www.kunisada.de), No 16.