Utagawa KUNISADA (1786-1865)

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Samidare no kei, “Summer Rain” from an untitled set of eight landscapes published by Kinkodo c. 1832. Shows a man washing a horse in light rain. A group of pilgrims appear over a hill to the left. Part of the scene is based on an illustration from Kawamura Bumpo’s Bumpo sansui gafu of 1824. There are various states of this print. This is the earliest and most successful with the rain printed in green (not black) and the rain splashing in the river bottom right is blind-printed, not inked-in. Rare.

Fine impression and colour. Imperceptible centre fold, otherwise very good condition. Full size. Signed Kochoro Kunisada ga.

Status: Sold

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