Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Laolaizi (Roraishi): He Dressed Up to Amuse His Parents
Series; The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety, 1848 A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
The Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety - Terrific design from a rarely seen Kuniyoshi series depicting the famous "Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety," a Chinese book featuring examples of the extraordinary devotion of children to their parents and relatives. These unusual designs have a rather Western appearance, some featuring patches of color or hatching to give a more three-dimensional appearance. These wonderfully detailed subjects are a nice complement to Kuniyoshi's more well-known warrior designs.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Image Size - 5 3/4" x 4" Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Trimmed. Small loss at corner, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.