Woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada II 歌川国貞
Price: € 300,00
Original bijinga 美人画 woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada II 歌川国貞 (1823-1880): Courtesan Koina of the Inamoto House of Pleasure in Shin Yoshiwara, Kadomachi 新吉原角町 稲本楼内小稲 in a lavish kimono with a chrysanthemum and fox design, standing under a blooming cherry tree with her attendee at her side.
Dated: 1867 – Keiô 3 (Late Edo period)
Signed: ‘Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu’ 梅蝶樓國貞筆
Type: Nishiki-e, Mulberry paper
In a good original condition with amazing vibrant colours for its age. Trimmed margins. Fastened only along upper edge to a passe-partout. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Dimensions incl. passe-partout:
Height 52.3 cm, Width 34.6 cm.
Dimensions excl. passe-partout:
Height 35.2 cm, Width 23.7 cm.
Utagawa Kunisada II (歌川国貞, 1823 – 20 July 1880) was a Japanese ukiyo-e print designer, one of three to take the name “Utagawa Kunisada”. He headed the Utagawa school. (From Wikipedia.com)
For another depiction of the same renowned courtesan by the artist see Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.