Early Edo Woodblocks - Handsome design from a group of early Edo era woodblocks by 18th and 19th century master artists such as Hokusai, Eizan, Eisen, Toyokuni I, and others. This terrific selection of illustrations includes beauties, kabuki portraits, and scenes from everyday life, depicting traditional tales and novels, as well as the new "floating world," in wonderful detail. This is a terrific offering of classic, early designs, and a wonderful opportunity to add a work by a renowned ukiyo-e artist to any collection.
Blossoming Cherry Trees in the Prosperous Yoshiwara in the Eastern Capital, circa 1827 - 1832 - Terrific scene of the bustling Yoshiwara district in springtime, the garden in the center of the main boulevard filled with blossoming cherry trees. Courtesans and kamuro, their child apprentices, stroll through the street alongside visitors and workers. At far left, a servant balances a large tray of food atop his shoulder. A lively image with wonderful detail.
Artist - Kuniyasu (1794 - 1832)
Image Size - 15" x 30 1/2"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Losses at edges, a few wormholes, most repaired. Toning, soiling, wrinkling and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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