Kunisada: Beauty with Cat (RESERVED)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Beauty with Cat
Series: Collection of Fashionable Pairings, New Edition for the Year of the Rabbit (Fûryû aioi zukushi, U no haru shinpan)
A beauty holds a snuggling cat beneath her kimono. The association between the beauty and cat and the bamboo and sparrow is a challenge to ascertain, but the viewer of the time would have appreciated the challenge.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. A few restored minor wormholes near bottom margin.
Dimensions: ôban 38.3 x 26 cm
Literature: Haraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #61. See MFA for another example (this example in superior condition).
Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga