Comments - Interesting kabuki triptych depicting a group in a beauty's private quarters. The courtesan at right smiles happily as she takes a slender pipe from her young attendant, an open book in her hand. A woman stands next to her holding a metal hairpin, and a fantastic dragon print kimono is draped over a stand behind them. The other women in the room converse animatedly, pointing and gesturing, while a man carrying a tobacco set frowns soberly from far left. Wonderful detail in the interior setting, which includes a black lacquer trunk with metal fittings and shelves holding books and scrolls. Nice vibrant color with touches of burnishing.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Loss at edge, a couple small holes, small tear at edge. repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight toning and soiling, a couple stains in margin. Please see photos for details.
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