by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; Collection of Famous Women of the Floating World, Series Two
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Party at Night - Attractive design of an elegant beauty wearing a soft green robe patterned with cherry blossoms. She sits on the floor, leaning back on one arm as she adjusts the collar of her outer robe. Her kimono features a pattern of pink stylized cherry blossoms on a rust background, trimmed with the same fabric as her outer robe. The fan-shaped inset above shows visitors arriving for a party at the entrance to an entertainment district. Nicely detailed and colored.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight soiling and crease at corner. Please see photos for details. Good overall.