Series; Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets, 1860 - 1861
Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets - Lovely woodblock from a charming series by Toyokuni III depicting famous geisha and courtesans paired with verses by Japan's famous Thirty-six Poets. Each image features elegant beauties in a scene from daily life, with a poem enclosed in a title cartouche along with different decorative elements. Some images include embossing, a deluxe printing technique. Beautifully drawn with wonderful detail in the settings and kimono fabrics. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this series in its collection.
Special detail - Embossing on the white trim of the kimono hung over the screen at left.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. A few wormholes, repaired. Some prints have vertical fold at side, or a couple creases or spots. Please see photos for details.
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