Toyokuni I: Beauty Beneath a Maple Tree
Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni
Title: Beauty Beneath a Maple Tree
Date: ca. 1818
A beauty lifts her layered robes with one hand and raises her hand to her forehead with her left, perhaps amazed at the beauty of the maple trees around her. It is the tenth month, the time for viewing the changing colors on the maple leaves. The orange-gray leaves have been printed with a lead pigment to mimic the natural variations found in real autumn maple leaves.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Minor stains near right edge and minor trimming at bottom.
Dimensions: ôban 37 x 25.6 cm
Signature: Toyokuni ga