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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Oiso Tokaido

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Oiso Tokaido


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1140725
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Early Japanese woodblock print by Kunisada, later known as Toyokuni III, titled “Station 9: Oiso” from the series “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road.” This chuban sized series depicts various beauties standing against the background of each rest stop on the Tokaido. The lower right corner contains the signature of the artist “Kochoro Kunisada Ga,” a red kiwame seal (used prior to 1842), and both red seals of the publishers Moriya Jihei and Sanoya Kihei. This identifies the image as a first edition printed in the early 1830s. Standard vertical chuban size measuring 10 3/8"V x 7 1/4"H. Very good overall condition. The print is not backed and the baren marks are clearly visible on the reverse. There is some minor soiling on the lower right corner, a tiny repaired wormhole at the bottom, and a tiny repair at the upper right corner.