by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; The Thirty-six Poets, an Instructive Mirror for Girls,circa 1843
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Poem by Ki no Tomonori - Attractive portrait of a beauty playing with a cat, looking down with a smile as she rubs its stomach with her foot. She wears a striped kimono over a red under robe with a tie-dyed collar, tied with a red floral obi. Her hair is pulled back into a smooth knot adorned with a comb, ribbons, and a hairpin which features a dangling dragonfly. The inset at upper left features a poem by Ki no Tomonori, one of Japan's famous Thirty-six Immoral Poets. A charming design, nicely detailed.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Losses at edge, wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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