by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; Seven Komachi
A Special 1938 Takamizawa Group - Founded in 1911, the Takamizawa Publisher of
By Request, a Parody of Komachi Praying for Rain - Handsome design of a beauty caught during a sudden rain shower, a parody of a famous incident in the life of the Heian era poet Ono no Komachi, when she prayed for rain and saved the country from drought. She hurriedly puts up her umbrella as she slips one foot into her tall wooden geta clog, the other leg still curled up beside her. She wears a beautiful kimono bordered with a pattern of morning glories climbing a trellis. A charming subject, attractively colored and shaded.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 9 55/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole at edge, repaired. Toning. Please note, this print does not have the Takamizawa seal on the reverse. Please see photos for details. Good overall.