KUNISADA (1786–1865). Bijin and restaurant
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)
Subject: A standing woman, probably a geisha playing the ken game. In the cartouche at the top left the Daikokuya restaurant in Mukōjima.
Series: Toji kōmei kaiseki zukushi (Collection of famous modern restaurants).
Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
Date: 1820 ca. Kiwame seal.
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tobei
Size: Oban tate-e, 38,5x26 cm
Medium: Woodblock color print
Literature: For this series of prints see Sebastian Izzard. Kunisada's World. New York 1993, p. 75 and Robert Schaap, Kunisada imaging drama and beauty. Leiden 2016, p. 155, no. 24
Conditions: Fine impression, good color, slightly toned, two restored corners, fairly good conditions.
Item no: B 238
Price: Euro 350