Utagawa KUNISADA (1786-1865)



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A triptych from a series Imayo mitate shi-no-ko-sho, “An Up-to-Date Parody of the Four Classes.” Here: Shokunin, “Artisans.” Shows the whole process of print production, albeit in reality women did not do this work. Published by Uoya Eikichi, 8/1857. A must for any serious collection of Japanese prints. There are only two other designs showing the process of producing prints. Extremely rare.

 

Very good impression. Some fading and trimming, but generally good condition. Signed Toyokuni ga.

 

Status: Sold

 

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