Kunisada: Looking Hasty (kigaseki so)

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Looking Hasty (kigaseki so)
Series: Thirty-two Expressions (Aspects) of Modern Life (imay sanju-ni so)
Date: 1859

A beauty in a hurry ties her obi as she goes, clenching her tissue packet between her teeth. From the series “32 Aspects of Modern Life”. In the inset cartouche we see umbrellas and a pair of rain shoes, takageta.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. First edition, on deluxe paper with large margins.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Shorin-do
Seal: Censor’s seal:aratame; Goat year (1859)
Signature: Toyokuni ga