Original Kunisada II (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Viewing Plum Blossoms at Night, 1847 - 1852
Comments - Charming image of beauties on an outing to view the blossoming plum trees at night. The beauty in the center pauses to look back at her companion with a smile, her kimono decorated with peonies. The woman at right carries two bundles wrapped in cloth. At left, a matron looks up to admire the blossoms and buds dotting the ancient tree, a fan in hand. The tree grows along the edge of the shore, and fishing boats with fire baskets can be seen on the water in the distance. A lovely early spring scene, detailed with faint embossing on the matron's white kimono collar and trim.
Artist - Kunisada II (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 29 5/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at edges, holes, repaired. Creasing, toning, staining, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.