Saigyo Hoshi, Poet No. 86

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Saigyo Hoshi, Poet No. 86 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Saigyo Hoshi, Poet No. 86

Series; Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, circa 1847
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Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each - Handsome design from a terrific series pairing a verse from the best-loved collection of Japanese poetry, "The One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each," with figures from Japanese history or theater. Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, and Kunisada each designed prints for the series. Divided into two parts, the first group of prints features a poem next to the series title, while the second half includes a fan-shaped inset with a portrait of the featured poet. A wonderful and unusual series with great designs by the top artists of the mid-19th century. These prints would make great additions to any ukiyo-e collection.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Toning, soiling, slight rubbing and creasing, stains. Some prints have losses at corners or a few wormholes, repaired. Please see photos for details.

Saigyo Hoshi, Poet No. 86 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Saigyo Hoshi, Poet No. 86 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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