by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Comments - Handsome kabuki print depicting the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara. The two beauties at left are dressed in men's attire for the procession, each carrying a large red lantern with writing on it and a folding fan decorated with a blossom. The outer kimono of the woman at left features a carp leaping up a water fall, while the beauty in the center wears a robe with a dragon clutching a jewel on it. At right, a courtesan watches them with a displeased expression, her lips firmly set. Behind them, people wander about the street as they prepare for the celebration. An intriguing subject with large expressive figures, nicely detailed.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, small mark. Please see photos for details. Good overall.