Beauty Rolling up a Scroll, 1860 - Interesting design from an unusual Kunisada II series featuring modern comparisons with episodes from the life of Buddha. Here, a beauty kneels on a cushion as she rolls up a scroll. She looks warily over her shoulder at the nobleman standing behind her, who seems distraught, holding his sleeve to his chest. A candle burns in a lamp with a glass shade, and other scrolls rest on a nearby black lacquer desk. The background is softly shaded form blue gray to white to green. A handsome design, also in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Includes faint embossing in the white kimono trim and a dusting of mica across the top of the image.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some soiling and marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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