Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Saint Mayowa (Mayo sonja) Says Indecisiveness Is Unprofitable
Series; Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit, circa 1845
Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit - Kuniyoshi's lovely series "Sixteen Wonderful Considerations of Profit" pairs beautiful women with rakans, Buddhist disciples who have achieved nirvana. The rakans selected for this series struggled with particular problems, such as debt, greed, poverty, and wastefulness, and having overcome these issues, serve as exemplars for conduct. The beauties are shown in scenes from everyday life, with beautifully detailed kimono and obi, and many include household furnishing to set the scene. The rakans appear on an inset in the form of a hanging scroll at upper right. These attractive designs are rarely seen, and are a great choice for a collector of Edo era beauty subjects or Kuniyoshi prints.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.