Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Shimayaso Restaurant at Shitaya Hirokoji
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. Slight soiling and rippling, a few small spots. Please see photos for details.