Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Hour of the Dragon (8 am)
Series; Twelve Hours of Spring Pleasures
Hour of the Dragon (8 am) - Attractive image of a beauty smoothing the back of her hair with a comb as she sits in bed, a roll of tissues in her mouth. She wears a red tie-dyed kimono edged with purple fabric with rows of flower petals, tied with a blue and green brocade. A heavy plaid quilt is pushed to the side, with a pillow at right. The rectangular inset above shows laborers carrying items through a still dark morning. A charming beauty subject, nicely colored and detailed. Printed on light tan paper to simulate an aged appearance.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Image Size - 14" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. A few tiny spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.