Beauty with an Umbrella

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Beauty with an Umbrella by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty with an Umbrella

Series; Mirror of the Flowering of Manners and Customs, 1878

Mirror of the Flowering of Manners and Customs - Lovely portrait from a series of contemporary beauties by Kunichika published in 1878. These attractive designs feature women in a variety of activities from daily life. Some images include the latest modern fashions or imports such as Western umbrellas, while others present more traditional scenes, such as a mother carrying a baby on her back, contrasting the changes taking place in Meiji society. These wonderful woodblocks are beautifully drawn and detailed with fine line work and soft shading, enlivened with vibrant color. A rarely seen series and a terrific modern take on the traditional beauty print.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

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

Beauty with an Umbrella by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Beauty with an Umbrella by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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