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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Standing graceful lady with a large round lantern which shows a picture of the Heian period with a musician playing his koto while a lady is listening.

Title: Gon Chûnagon Teika (Provisional Middle Councillor Teika) – No 97

Series: without title, but belongs to „Hyakunin isshu eshô“ – (A pictorial commentary on one hundred poems by one hundred poets)

Signature: Kokuteisha (or Kunisadasha) Toyokuni ga

Siegel: Toshidama

Publisher: Sanoya Kihei

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Hama

Date: 1847-48

Size: Oban, 36,5 x 25 cm

Very good impression and colours, with relief printing and glossy overprint. Left margin a little bit trimmed, at upper margin and lower right corner somewhat worn, at the back side's lower margin paper partly a little bit thinner, tiny pinhole at upper right corner, a few creases, three very small wormholes, otherwise very good and clean condition.

About the series compare Izzard, Kunisada’s World, S. 158, # 77, Kunisada-Project (www.kunisada.de), No 16.