by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, circa 1840 - 1842
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Taira no Kanemori, Poet No. 40 - Interesting scene of a Buddhist priest and a nobleman deep in conversation in a palace room. The priest gestures with his hand as he speaks, a tray of sweets set out on the floor before him. The daimyo frowns slightly as he listens, his thinning hair pulled back into a slender upright ponytail. The poem by Taira no Kanemori reads:
Though I would hide it,
In my face it still appears--
My fond, secret love.
And now he questions me:
"Is something bothering you?"
A nice design from this rarely seen Kuniyoshi series, with fine detail in the architectural setting.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight separation at ends of horizontal centerfold, small V-shaped tear, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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