Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Beauty and Sleeping Child
Yuyudo Publisher - In the early 20th century, the Yuyudo publishing house had already distinguished themselves as one of the finest publishers in Japan. They adhered to the same exacting standards of 19th century publishers while some of their publishing colleagues took shortcuts. In the 1950's, as interest Edo era woodblock prints was reigniting, Yuyudo embarked upon a project to produce reprints by the great masters from the Golden Age of Ukiyo-e. They hired the finest woodblock printers and carvers in the world for this endeavor. The resulting prints were some of the highest quality reproductions ever made. We are pleased to offer this beautiful reprint from the Yuyudo publisher in our auctions today. Yuyudo prints are exceptionally well done and very finely printed. Each bears a Yuyudo Publisher stamp on the margin or reverse. Bid now on prints from this fantastic collection!
Comments - Lovely image of a beauty preparing to climb into bed, checking on her sleeping child one last time before she retires. The infant lies peacefully on a cushion, covered with a black and gray striped kimono. The mother looks at the child fondly, smiling as she pulls back the quilt on the bed. A charming scene, finely detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.