Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840

by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840

A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840 - Handsome kabuki portrait of Onoe Kikujiro II as the courtesan Yatsuhashi in "Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku" at the Nakamura Theater in Edo. She tilts her head, looking suspiciously out of the corners of her eyes as she holds a drawstring purse in her hand. Her red print kimono is bordered with blue gray bands featuring floral motifs, and her hair is pulled back into a smooth bun, adorned with combs, many hairpins, and a red ribbon. Nicely detailed with soft shading on the background.

Artist - Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 10 1/8" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Folds, a few repairs, creasing throughout.

Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Scene from Igagoe Yomikiri Koshaku, 1840 by Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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