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Smiling Beauty and Suspicious Man by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Item Number: 958709

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 958709
 
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Smiling Beauty and Suspicious Man by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Smiling Beauty and Suspicious Man

Comments - Handsome kabuki double portrait of a couple set against a dark night sky. The beauty smiles happily as she tilts her head downwards and looks sideways, her open lips revealing even white teeth. She wears a black kimono with a beautiful burnished geometric design, with bamboo leaves along the edges. Her companion eyes her suspiciously as he pushes up the sleeve of his blue kimono. Nicely detailed with soft shading in the background.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Thinning along horizontal centerfold, loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, creasing, and rubbing, a few marks. Please see photos for details.


Smiling Beauty and Suspicious Man by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Smiling Beauty and Suspicious Man by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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