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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Beauty 100 Poets

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Kunisada Beauty 100 Poets


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 792663
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Japanese woodblock print titled "Poem #68" from an untitled set of women compared to the one hundred poets by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada). Signed "Kochoro Kunisada ga" at the lower right. This series was published by Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudo) circa 1844-1848. The print depicts a beauty in a kimono kneeling and holding a lacquer tray of snacks. Above her is a book-form cartouche containing the poet with whom she is being compared. Floating in the background are three blue decorative flower roundels. Paper measures about 14 5/8"V x 10"V. Very good overall condition and color. There is a horizontal center fold and wormage near the signature (see enlargement 4). There are a few other pinhead-sized holes and minor thinned areas in the paper. The series is illustrated on page 158 (plate 77) of the Japan Society exhibition catalogue "Kunisada's World" by Sebastian Izzard, 1993.