by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Series; Flower Patterns, 1896
The Kyoho Era (1716 - 1736) - Lovely triptych from a series depicting beauties from different historical periods. Here, a beauty from the Kyoho era bites on a roll of tissues as she ties a light pink sash around her waist. Her long hair is brushed straight back over her shoulders, adorned with a single large lacquer comb featuring a scene of the mythological underwater Dragon Palace. She looks over her shoulder with a keen expression as travelers pass by in the street behind her. Porters carry a palanquin at left, followed by a yakko or low ranking servant carrying a lantern and wearing a kimono with a distinctive striped collar. A beautiful design with the wonderfully detailed large figure dominating the composition. Includes delicate burnishing on the hair.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight soiling, a few spots and marks, a couple lightly rubbed spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.