Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada II, 1823-1880
Tale of Ise
set of twelve koban shunga prints mounted in an accordion album with frontispiece (likely the original fukuro wrapper) decorated with instruments associated with gagaku (ancient courtly music) including a sho (mouth organ), tsuri daiko (standing drum), kakko (double-headed drum) and a pair of bachi (mallets); each print embellished with metallic printing, karazuri ('blind printing') and tsuyazuri ('lustre-printing'); ca. 1865
each koban yoko-e approx.3 1/2 by 4 3/4 in., 9 by 12.2 cm
album 6 1/4 by 4 1/4 in., 15.8 by 10.8 cm
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