Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

1786-1865

Two Beauties with a Maid Carrying Lantern and Shamisen

each sheet signed Gototei Kunisada ga, with publisher's seal Mi (Mikawaya Seiemon), the middle and right sheet includes censor's seal kiwame (approved), ca.1820

oban tate-e triptych 15 1/2 by 35 in., 39.37 by 88.9 cm

References:
Matthi Forrer, The Baur Collection: Japanese Prints, 1994, Vol. I, no. G266
Utagawa Kunisada: 150th Anniversary of His Death, Ota Memorial Museum of Art, 2014, p. 96, no. 107 (titled Edo no yoru, or, Night of Edo)
(inv. no. C-1931)

price: $15,000

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