Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban, 360 x 244 mm.
Signed: Oju Toyokuni ga in a round Toshidama seal
Censor’s seal: Watari
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.
This series is discussed at length in Sebastian Izzard, Kunisada's World, New York, 1993; page 156, this design illustrated as 76/2.