Waitress, circa 1823 - Charming portrait of a waitress pausing for a momentary break, clasping her hands above her head. A striped apron covers her print kimono, and a dotted sash is tied over her bird patterned obi. Behind her, a grill rests against the edge of a stone brazier or stove, and at lower left, a rolled up magazine or book is tucked into a hole in a wooden handled container. The title cartouche at upper left is framed by a large Toshidama seal, a mark used by artists of the Utagawa School, to which Kunisada belonged. An attractive beauty subject from everyday life.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Diagonal fold. Wormhole, slight thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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