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c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika
  • c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika
  • c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika
  • c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika
  • c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika
  • c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika

c1880 Japanese Geisha Print by Toyohara Kunichika

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£280.00


Product Description

A mounted, framed and glazed 19th century hand-coloured woodblock print by the very famous Japanese artist Toyohara Kunichika.

The picture depicts a beautiful Geisha woman walking across a small garden bridge and carrying a small sword (Wakasashi), as if to give to someone. The picture is beautifully coloured with a predominance of blues. The print is annotated with Japanese character text and a monogram seal mark. The signature is next to the latter. The title of the picture is: Bijin (Beautiful Woman) carrying a Samurai sword. Water Garden and Irises. It is written on the reverse of the picture. Condition is good with light creasing to the thin paper.

Toyohara Kunichika (1835 – 1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, he became a student of Tokyo's leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time.

An alcoholic and womanizer, Kunichika also portrayed women deemed beautiful (bijinga), social life, landscapes and historical scenes. He worked successfully in the Edo period, and carried those traditions into the Meiji period. His work is very collectable.

Size image: 23 x 35 cm (9 x 13 ¾ inches)
Size frame: 40 x 52.5 x 1 cm (15 ¾ x 20 5/8 x 3/8 inches)
Weight: 2000 g

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