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Hanaogi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hanaogi, 1861

Series; Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets, 1860 - 1861

Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets - Lovely woodblock from a charming series by Toyokuni III depicting famous geisha and courtesans paired with verses by Japan's famous Thirty-six Poets. Each image features elegant beauties in a scene from daily life, with a poem enclosed in a title cartouche along with different decorative elements. Some images include embossing, a deluxe printing technique. Beautifully drawn with wonderful detail in the settings and kimono fabrics. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this series in its collection.

Special detail - Embossing on the white kimono collars and the wood panel atop the table at lower right, burnishing on the black lacquer trim of the alcove.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Good color and detail. Backed with thin paper. Some prints have a couple creases at edges or spots.

Hanaogi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Hanaogi, 1861 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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