Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Priceless Evening View at Ryogoku, 1855
From Fuji Arts’ Curated Tokyo Collection - We recently acquired an especially fine collection in Tokyo with prints from the Edo, Meiji, and shin-hanga traditions. All the prints are fine, interesting examples in nice condition. We’re excited to offer our Tokyo Collection prints with the discerning collector in mind. Shop the collection this month, and watch for the “A Fuji Arts Curated Tokyo Collection Print” subtitle to locate and shop from this beautiful collection. Bid or “buy now” as these fine prints are hard to come by.
Comments - Handsome kabuki scene of actors offstage enjoying an evening of entertainment on a verandah. The group is gathered around a meal set out on a black lacquer tray on the floor, the man in the center grinning up at a beauty who leans against him, a cup of sake in his hand. The woman smiles back at him as she reaches into her tobacco pouch to fill her pipe. At left, a beauty brings in a shamisen to provide music. Beyond the railing, rooftops frame a view of the river dotted with pleasures boats beneath a softly shaded night sky. Wonderful detail in the figures and household furnishings. A charming Edo era subject.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.