Courtesan Trimming a Lamp

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Courtesan Trimming a Lamp

Series; Starlight Frost and Modern Manners

Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.

Courtesan Trimming a Lamp - Fine reprint of a very early Kunisada design, around 1818, of a young beauty in a tie-dyed red under robe, extinguishing the light in her room at nighttime. The two teacups on a black lacquer tray suggest that a man is waiting in bed for her. A lovely, sensuous design with soft bokashi shading. A Kunisada masterwork, fantastic for display.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)