Kuniyoshi: Enjoying the Evening Cool Beneath a Bridge on the Sumida River
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Enjoying the Evening Cool Beneath a Bridge on the Sumida River
Date: ca 1842-1846
“Enjoying the Evening Cool Beneath a Bridge” (Hashima no suzumibune). Two beauties on different pleasure boats seem to be looking with interest at a single gentleman on a third boat. We can almost feel the wind blowing and the relaxing time of day.
Condition: Excellent impression , color and condition. Center sheet has mild center fold.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Literature: Springfield Museum catalog, page 158, number 72.
Seal: Nanushi seal of Watari (Watanabe Shôemon)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulownia seal