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A Young Lady Playing with a Wind-Toy

Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III)

A Young Lady Playing with a Wind-Toy

color woodcut

360 x 244 mm

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

+39 02 659 8203

$2,200 - $5,500

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Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban, 360 x 244 mm.
Signed: Oju Toyokuni ga in a round Toshidama seal
Censor’s seal: Watari
Publisher: Miyakozawa
Series: Contemporary Stripes Woven to Order.

A very fine, de-luxe impression; pristine colour, album backing, fine condition.
​The series depict female and male portraits against a fabric-patterned background; these images doubtless served to advertise the fabrics introduced at the beginning of the New Year.

Reference:
This series is discussed at length in Sebastian Izzard, Kunisada's World, New York, 1993; page 156, this design illustrated as 76/2.