Kunisada: Sun, Moon and Stars Triptych

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Sun, Moon and Stars Triptych
Series: Sun, Moon and Stars Jitsu getsu hoshi no uchi
Date: ca. 1840

Three beauties enjoy a full moon on the veranda of a teahouse or restuarant. The woman on the left kneels and adjusts her lavishly printed kimono. The beauty in the center has her hair down, and behind her is a screen against which shadows are beautifully silhouetted, which adds an air of mystery. The seated woman on the right is perhaps a geisha, as we see a shamisen lying next to her. Before her ias a tray with an assortment of foods. One may surmise that the beauties are being compared to the sun, the moon, and the stars. On the left we glimpse a full moon shining over the peaceful bay, and boats at harbor.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych (36 x 73.8 cm)
Signature: Kôchôrô Kunisada ga