Courtesan Trimming a Lamp

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Courtesan Trimming a Lamp

Series; Starlight Frost and Modern Manners
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Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.

Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.

Courtesan Trimming a Lamp - Fine reprint of an early Kunisada design, around 1818, of a young beauty in a tie-dyed red under robe, extinguishing the light in her room at nighttime. The two teacups on a black lacquer tray suggest that a man is waiting in bed for her. A soft glow coming from the top of the lamp softly illuminates the dark room. A lovely design with fine bokashi shading.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. No issues to report.

Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Courtesan Trimming a Lamp by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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