by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives, circa 1841 - 1842
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Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives - Handsome design from a series illustrating famous women in Japan who were known for their loyalty and wisdom. These celebrated beauties are shown in scenes from daily life, with an inset cartouche filled with text detailing their virtues. From peasants and princesses to courtesans and women warriors, these lovely portraits are beautifully detailed and colored. A terrific Kuniyoshi series that is not often seen.
The Wife of Kajiwara Genta Kagesue - Handsome portrait of the wife of the samurai Kajiwara Genta Kagesue and a girl enjoying a spring stroll. The beauty looks up over her shoulder with a smile, holding her kimono sleeve to her chin. Her young companion carries a blossoming cherry branch. Her husband Kagesue was a retainer of the Minamoto clan, and is best known for his race across the Uji River against Sasaki Tatatsuna during the Second Battle of Uji River. An attractive design with intricate detail in the patterned kimono and obi fabrics.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few spots and creases. Please see photos for details.
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