Toyokuni I - Sitting beautyToyokuni I - Sitting beauty
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Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769-1825)

Sitting beauty, holding a pot plant in her hands; a mountainous landscape can be seen through a window. In the cartouche a sketch of the evening rain at Karasaki from the series 'The Eight Views of Omi'.

Title: Yau (Night Rain)

Series: Fûryû Hakkei (Fashionable eight views)

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Zensur: Kiwame

Publisher: IzumiyaIchibei (Kansendô)

Date: about 1794

Size: Oban, 37,1 x 24,6 cm

Fine impression, nice colours, just a little bit faded. With relief printing. Paper a tiny bit soiled and creased, otherwise throughout good condition.

An enchanting, early and very rare picture of a woman by Toyokuni.

Fig. Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 9, No 6. Compare also MFA Boston, No 54.1527 and Spaulding Collection, No 21.7472.