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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Beauties Nobility

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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Beauties Nobility
Edo Period Japanese woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) published by Moriya Jihei in 1860. The image depicts two beauties of the nobility on an outdoor veranda beside a lake on a clear day. Boats and an island or land mass are in the background. At the foreground is a lacquer table with snacks and chopsticks. Signed at the right "Toyokuni ga" in a red cartouche surrounded with yellow snow. Margins are visible on the top and left sides. Measures 14 7/8"V x 10 1/8"H. Clean overall condition. Very good color and impression quality with embossed highlights. The print is not backed and the baren marks and image are clearly visible on the back. No tape or tape stains. Two areas of wormage in the background (see enlargement 6) and two diagonal creases across the image are evident. There is a small paper hole in the publisher's seal and some minor wrinkling at the bottom of the image. Appears to be a panel from a triptych.

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