Poet Ono no Komachi and Courtiers

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Poet Ono no Komachi and Courtiers by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Poet Ono no Komachi and Courtiers

Comments - Handsome kabuki triptych depicting the famous Heian era poet and beauty Ono no Komachi and two courtiers. She holds a fan up above her head, smiling at her companions, wearing layers of elegant robes over a kimono tucked into long red pants that trail beneath her feet. The seated nobleman in the center looks up at her with a frown as he holds a bow, a quiver of arrows at his back. The man at left scowls angrily as he looks down, avoiding the beauty's gaze. He wears a black tunic with a beautiful burnished scroll pattern and a tall black court cap. The backgrounds of the two outer panels feature a heavy wood grain pattern. An intriguing design, beautifully detailed.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight separation at ends of vertical fold at side of each panel, thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.

Poet Ono no Komachi and Courtiers by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Poet Ono no Komachi and Courtiers by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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