Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter

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.

Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter - Interesting kabuki portrait of Iwai Hanshiro as a beauty reading a letter, looking up with a somewhat angry expression as she bites the tip of her tongue. A pair of birds fly past overhead, one carrying a letter in its beak, and the light blue background features large crests in white. An interesting design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 10"

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs and creases.

Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Iwai Hanshiro as a Beauty Reading a Letter by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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