Beauty with a Dragon Obi Kakemono

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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Beauty with a Dragon Obi Kakemono by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty with a Dragon Obi Kakemono

Comments - Charming portrait of a beauty standing beside bamboo, grinning happily as she adjusts a hairpin. Her kimono is shaded from dark plum to yellow, bordered with delicate green leaves and worn over a red under robe. Her obi features a striking image of a dragon and swirling clouds, a sacred jewel clutched in its claw. An attractive design, nicely suited to the vertical kakemono format. Includes embossing on the white collar.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 25 5/8" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two separate panels. A few tears and holes, small loss and thinning, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, staining at edge, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Beauty with a Dragon Obi Kakemono by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Beauty with a Dragon Obi Kakemono by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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