A CAT RUBBING UP AGAINST A WOMAN HOLDING A TOOTHBRUSH,

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

A CAT RUBBING UP AGAINST A WOMAN HOLDING A TOOTHBRUSH,

c. 1845

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

Vertical ôban, 370 x 252 mm

Stanza del Borgo S.R.L.

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UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI 1797 – 1861

A CAT RUBBING UP AGAINST A WOMAN HOLDING A TOOTHBRUSH, c. 1845

 

 

Woodblock print, nishiki-e

Vertical ôban, 370 x 252 mm
Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi giga and red kirimon seal

Publisher: Enshūya Matabei

Censor: aratame

Series: Sixteen Outstanding Considerations of Profit
          Myōdensu Juroku Rikan
 

The series portrays, with humorous intentions, sixteen female beauties associated with sixteen Rakan, Japanese name for those who have achieved nirvana.

 

Fine impression, colour and condition.

 

Provenance: Helmut Wilmes, Germany

 

Literature: this impression has been exhibited in Amsterdam and Philadelphia in 1998. See the catalogue by Robert Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts, Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi  1797-1861; no. 139, p. 136.

 

Another fine impression of this print is at the British Museum, London (museum number 2008,3037.14606)