Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852

Series; Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road, 1852 - 1853

Kuniyoshi's Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road - Terrific print from Kuniyoshi's Kisokaido Road series, published between 1852 and 1853. The Kisokaido Road ran between Edo and Kyoto along a mountainous inland route, as opposed to the Tokaido Road, which followed the coast. Kuniyoshi created one design for each of the sixty-nine stations along the way, plus images for Edo and Kyoto. Each features a well-known figure from history or legend, along with a small inset depicting the station itself. These terrific illustrations feature wonderful detail and handsome settings, many with deluxe printing treatments such as fine bokashi shading or burnishing. A great choice for a Kuniyoshi collector or anyone interested in Japanese history and folklore.

Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852 - Charming design of a young court dancer performing a dance dressed as the wild mountain woman Yamauba. She waves a fan gracefully as she floats on a cloud above the mountains below. Her outer kimono features a bold design of flowers and leaves against yellow and blue geometric bands. Her red under robe is patterned with bamboo leaves, and her hair is tied back with a white sash. The leaf-shaped inset at upper left shows a village with clouds of mist settling over the scene. An interesting print with soft shading on the dark sky and fine detail in the elegant kimono fabric.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice detail. A few creases at edges and small repairs.

Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Motoyama: Yamauba, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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