Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives, circa 1841 - 1842
Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives - Handsome design from a series illustrating famous women in Japan who were known for their loyalty and wisdom. These celebrated beauties are shown in scenes from daily life, with an inset cartouche filled with text detailing their virtues. From peasants and princesses to courtesans and women warriors, these lovely portraits are beautifully detailed and colored. A terrific Kuniyoshi series that is not often seen.
Hangaku-jo - Great portrait of the Heian era woman warrior Lady Hangaku, wearing a green kimono patterned with leaves and tie-dyed clouds over a suit of armor, a white sash tied around her forehead. She smiles as she looks up, holding her robe with gloved hands. Behind her, a seated retainer holds her sword upright, and wooden shields are stacked against the wall. A dipper rests in a bucket of water at lower right. The first time we've offer this attractive design.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few creases, slight rubbing. Please see photos for details.