Beauty with a Shamisen

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Beauty with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty with a Shamisen

Series; Thoughts Reflected in a Mirror

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!

Beauty with a Shamisen - Lovely full-length portrait of a beauty carrying a shamisen, pausing to adjust one of the tuning knobs. She wears a finely patterned kimono tied with a dark blue obi that reverses to a tie-dyed print, the cord of her straw hat caught between her teeth as she leans forward. The hand mirror-shaped inset at upper right features a scene of a servant washing a beauty's feet in a low wooden tub. A nicely detailed beauty subject.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a few spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Beauty with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Beauty with a Shamisen by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)