The Twelfth Month, 1857

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Twelfth Month, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Twelfth Month, 1857

Series; Twelve Months of Genji

The Twelfth Month, 1857 - Terrific design of Prince Genji and an attendant peering through the window of a palace, watching beauties during the annual cleaning that takes place just before the New Year. At right the women toss the master of the house in the air, a traditional activity during this annual event, the beauties smiling and laughing. At left, two maids grab another young master by the arms, a beauty laughing into her sleeve at the antics of the groups. A bucket of steaming hot water and two mops lie abandoned on the floor nearby. A charming and lighthearted print. Nicely detailed with attractive color and pattern.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Tiny losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Twelfth Month, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Twelfth Month, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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