Kuniyoshi: Snowy Morning (Yuki no asa)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Snowy Morning (Yuki no asa)
Series: Snow Moon, and Flowers in Our Midst (Yuki tsuki hana no uchi)
A crouching beauty exhales a cloud of smoke as she passes a long tobacco pipe to her friend, who leans out the window. It is unusual to see smoke depicted in this way in a Japanese print. To the left is a third beauty, dressed warmly against the winter cold, who walks toward a charcoal brazier.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Slight trimming at top.
Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburo
Literature: See British Museum website for Miller example.
Seal: censor’s seals of Muramatsu and Yoshimura
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulawnia seal