by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; Fashionable Parodies of the Seven Komachi
Gravemarker, 1843 -1847 - Attractive portrait of a beauty sitting on a bamboo bench, smoking a pipe as she dries her freshly washed hair. Her obi is wrapped loosely about her, and she has a printed cloth tied around her shoulders. The background features beautifully embossed cherry blossoms scattered around the sky, with a softly shaded cloud above. This image parodies one of the seven famous episodes in the life of the noted beauty and poet Ono no Komachi, when as an old women, she sits on a gravemarker contemplating her past. A charming design.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants on reverse at side from previous mounting. Large thinning areas, wormhole, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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