by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives, circa 1841 - 1842
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.
Kane-jo - Charming image of the beauty Kane (or Okane) of Omi Province, holding the bridle of a grinning horse. Noted for her incredible strength, she was able to stop a runaway horse one day by simply stepping on the animal's reins. Here, she pauses as she prepares to retrieve her hat and water dipper, which are lying on the ground nearby. A towel is draped over her shoulder, and she has a robe tucked under her arm. An attractive portrait of this famous strong woman.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight separation along horizontal centerfold, small losses at corners, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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