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Woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1864)

Title: Contemporary Manners and the Passing of Time. (Hoshi no Shimo Tosei Fuzoku)

"Beauty burning mosquitoes".

Size: O-ban, 23 cm X 35.9 cm

Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga

Printed date: c.1818-20

Publisher: Kinjudo (Iseya Rihei)

"Young woman beneath a mosquito net disposes of the insects by burning them with a twisted

paper taper; two spare tapers are on her open fan.  Another fan, bearing a likeness of Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro V11 as Sukeroku, lies on the floor.  Her night Kimono is decorated with butterflies, contrast to the annoying mosquitoes.

Condition: Good impression and colors are very little faded, some trimming and a little soiled at the right bottom area otherwise in good condition.

Woodblock print by Kunisada (1786-1864)

SKU: 469
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