Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage: Oiko striking a flint with a pipe in her mouth paired with irises

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage: Oiko striking a flint with a pipe in her mouth paired with irises

ca. 1844

woodblock print

approximately 14 1/4 by 9 5/8 in., 36.3 by 24.5 cm

Scholten Japanese Art

New York, NY

212.585.0474

$12,000 - $35,000

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group of nine prints from a series of ten; five signed Ichiryusai Kuniyoshi ga, and four signed Chooro Kuniyoshi ga, seven with artist's red Yoshi Kiri seal, two with artist's red hat seal, Tanaka censor seal, all with publisher's seal 'Ei'(Takahashiya Takakichi of Bun'eido), ca. 1844

A near-complete group of Kuniyoshi's bijin series Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Couragepresenting legendary women paired with an associated flower as viewed within a roundel of a circular mirror.