Kuniyoshi: Zen Priest Bukan
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Zen Priest Bukan
Series: Sixteen Female Sennin Charming Creatures (Enshi juroku josen)
Date: ca. 1847
From the humorous series that compares sixteen beauties with the sixteen Taoist Immortal, we see the Taoist Immortal waking up from a nap with his pet tiger peside him. We see a woman stretching, obviously standing after growing drwosy from reading the open books that are on the floor. Her large white cat, looking fearsome with open mouth, also stretches. Extremely rare; this is the image used in the “Kuniyoshi Project” website.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Light trimming, backed. Repaired wormhole and traces of binding holes.
Publisher: Aritaya Kiyoemon
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga