Kunisada: Ueno Yamashita; Beauty Getting Dressed (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Title: Ueno Yamashita: Beauty Tying her Kimono
Series: One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo 江戸名所百人美女 Edo Meisho Hyakunin Bijjo:
Date: 1858

A woman views a folded garment on the floor with disapproval; she seems to be getting dressed, and is tying on what seems to be her second heavy kimono. Perhaps she is not happy with the third layer, which may be the brown one seen at left, which must be fastened atop the one she is already wearing. The hem of her kimono features images of folded origami cranes and the lining is of a green check pattern. In the inset is a view of a restaurant surrounded by flowering trees; Yamashita means “Below the Mountain” in Ueno Park. Today there is a subway exit by that name from Ueno Station.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.  
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tobei
Dimensions: ôban (36.8 x 24.7 cm)
Signature: Toyokuni ga
Reference: See MFA Boston, Edo Tokyo Museum collections.