Kunisada: Tea Stall at Station Hara

Kunisada: Tea Stall at Station Hara

Utagawa Kunisada

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Tea Stall at Station Hara
Series: “Fifty-three Parallels for the Tôkaidô Road”.
Date: 1863

A waitress brings two cups of tea to travellers taking a rest at station Hara on the Tokaido Road. We see a procession of retainers in the distance, perhaps the entourage of a daimyo. Mount Fuji is so large from this vantage point that the artists has extended the peak up beyond the margins of the print. Signed “Painted by seventy-eight year old Toyokuni”. Kunisada has done a reasonably good job here imitating the sweeping diagonals of the great landscape master Hiroshige.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Daikokuya Kinnosuke
Signature: Oju nanajuhachi sai Toyokuni hitsu

SKU: KUS354


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