The Story of a Japanese Nightingale, 1847- 1852 - Attractive scene of a procession of beauties making their way through the countryside. In the center, an attendant shelters a princess holding a fan. She smiles shyly at the young man kneeling at left. She wears an elegant kimono, with clusters of flowers and ribbons adorning her hair. The man wears a shabby kimono made of a patchwork of fabrics, a bamboo walking staff in his hand and a water dipper and straw bundle on the ground beside him. At center left, a girl carries a large doll or baby, grinning happily at the man. At center right, one woman carries a birdcage tied with a red tasseled cord, and others stand next to a lacquer palanquin. An intriguing subject with nice detail in the fabrics, and a handsome natural setting with blossoming cherry trees against the blue sky. Includes faint embossing in the white kimono trim.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 5/8" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Loss on face, a few holes, repaired. Vertical folds, a few creases and wrinkles.. Please see photos for details.
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