Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
A Streetwalker Now a Waitress in the Gion District
Series; Collection of Famous Women of the Floating World, Series Two
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
A Streetwalker Now a Waitress in the Gion District - Handsome design of a courtesan in the Gion District in Kyoto preparing for bed, holding a pillow in her lap with another on the mat beside her. She wears a blue tied-dyed cotton robe, wrapped loosely about her with the obi trailing onto the floor beside her. The fan-shaped inset features a view of "Prosperous Ichiriki." An attractive beauty subject.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light smudge at edge. Please see photos for details. Good overall.