Kuniyoshi: Cat pouncing on painting

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Cat pouncing on painting
Series: Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives (Kenjo Reppuden)
Date: Ca. 1841-42

The Daughter of Dainagon Yukinari--she painted a butterfly so lifelike that her cat grabbed it. Here she looks relaxed and bemused as the cat scatters her painting tools and attacks the butterfly painting. Kuniyoshi’s love of cats is well documented--they apparently had the run of his studio.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Ibaya Sensaburo
Literature: Robinson S20.31
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga