Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets, 1860 - 1861
Famous Geisha Compared to the Thirty-six Poets - Lovely woodblock from a charming series by Toyokuni III depicting famous geisha and courtesans paired with verses by Japan's famous Thirty-six Poets. Each image features elegant beauties in a scene from daily life, with a poem enclosed in a title cartouche along with different decorative elements. Some images include embossing, a deluxe printing technique. Beautifully drawn with wonderful detail in the settings and kimono fabrics. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this series in its collection.
Special detail - Burnishing on the black kimono and clogs, embossing on the white kimono collars.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and curling. Some prints have a few repairs, spots, or creases. Please see photos for details.