Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Iwai Shijaku as a Beauty with a Battledore
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Iwai Shijaku as a Beauty with a Battledore - Interesting kabuki portrait of Iwai Shijaku as a beauty holding a battledore, smiling as she walks along. She carries a baby on her back beneath her kimono, the top of the child's head just visible. Her green kimono is patterned with the takaramono or precious things, auspicious objects which include a hat that makes the wearer invisible and a straw raincoat that allows the wearer to fly, and she has a plaid apron tied around her waist. A nice expressive figure.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Image Size - 13 3/4" x 8 7/8" Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.