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Reading a Book - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) prints

Reading a Book

By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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Reading a Book - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) print

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
1844

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Date: 1844

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 36.6 by 24.8 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: $1500 (excl. taxes)

Description:

From the series "Shadow Pictures of a Benevolent Reign," signed Kochoro Toyokuni ga, with censor's seal Mera (Mera Ta'ichiro), and publisher's seal Marusei han, Shiba Shinmeimae (Maruya Seijiro), 1844

oban tate-e 14 3/8 by 9 3/4 in., 36.6 by 24.8 cm

This scarce series with (apparently) only five designs recorded, features of half-length images of beauties illuminated by a beam of light cast by lanterns or light filtered by closed shoji panels.

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