Beauty in a Striped Kimono

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Beauty in a Striped Kimono by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty in a Striped Kimono

Series; Thirty-two Fashionable Physiognomies, 1869

Thirty-two Fashionable Physiognomies - Attractive half-length portrait from Kunichika's early beauty series "Thirty-two Fashionable Physiognomies." The number thirty-two in the title is a playful reference to the thirty-two notable features of Buddha. Each design shows a contemporary beauty in a scene from daily life, reading, enjoying a boat ride, or relaxing. These images are beautifully detailed with extremely fine line work in the hair and soft bokashi shading in the background. Some feature deluxe publishing techniques such as embossing or burnishing. A rarely seen Kunichika bijin series from early in his career.

Special detail - Burnishing on the black kimono collar.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. A few small repairs.

Beauty in a Striped Kimono by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Beauty in a Striped Kimono by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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