Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hira-Sei Restaurant in Fukagawa
Series; Thirty-six Modern Restaurants, 1878
Thirty-six Modern Restaurants - Kunichika's 1877 - 1878 series "Thirty-six Modern Restaurants" depicts beauties at popular restaurants in different locations. Women are shown serving a meal, relaxing in the garden or on a verandah, or arriving or leaving a teahouse. These colorful designs are nicely detailed with handsome interior and exterior settings showing an interest in Western perspective. An attractive Meiji era beauty series, seldom seen.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Loss at corner, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rippling, light spotting, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.