Flirtatious Beauty, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Flirtatious Beauty, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Flirtatious Beauty, 1859

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of the beauty Oren, the daughter of the swordsmith Gorobei, flirting with a man, playfully tugging on the end of a length of purple print cloth as she smiles and coyly tilts her head. The man leans over with a weary frown, a heavy plaid quilt draped over his shoulders. At left, a young commoner stands outside the doorway, grinning to himself as he eavesdrops on the couple. In the center of the floor, a kettle rests atop the red coals of a brazier, with a sake bottle nearby and a tray on the floor holding dishes of food. An intriguing subject with a handsome detailed interior setting, including soft bokashi shading on the floral curtains hanging in the doorway.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 29 1/8" + margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight separation at ends of vertical fold at edge of two panels, couple holes, repaired. Slight soiling, stain. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Flirtatious Beauty, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Flirtatious Beauty, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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