Toyokuni 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
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.