Kunisada: A Woman Fond of Reading (SOLD)

  • Sold.

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Title: A Woman Fond of Reading

Series: Twenty-four Aspects of Beautiful Women (Niju shiko Imayo bijin)
Date: 1863

A beauty relaxes on the floor, head resting on her hand, completely engrossed in her book. A timeless scene of a pastime that many can relate to enjoying. In a neat grouping beside her we see the other volumes of her novel. These books were woodblock printed with the same methods that were used in printing ukiyo-e prints such as this one. In the cartouche above (signed by Ryoko) we see two more books with a long tobacco pipe. A perfect design to honor the bookworm in your life!

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Dimensions: ôban (36 x 24.8 cm)
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
Seal: Toshidama
Signature: Ôju Toyokuni ronin hitsu