by Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Series; Models for Fashion: New Year Designs as Fresh as Young Leaves
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Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Wakamatsu of Otawaraya - Handsome scene of the courtesan Wakamatsu of Otawaraya enjoying a stroll with an attendant and two kamuro or child apprentices. She wears an elegant kimono patterned with a character from a legend, the Chrysanthemum Boy, along with chrysanthemum blossoms. Her obi is tied in a large bow that features an unusual stripe that looks like splashing waves. Her kamuro wear kimono with a similar floral pattern, tied with striped obi. Beautifully detailed with delicate embossed patterns on the beauty's under robe and kimono trim.
Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 10 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few tears and thinning spots, a few holes, repaired. Toning, soiling, creasing, stains. Please see photos for details.
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