Kuniyoshi -- "The Cricket Cage" ("kakemono")

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Artist Kuniyoshi (UTAGAWA) (1797-1861)
Title "The Cricket Cage" (given name)
Series na
Date 1848
Publisher Masu Gin(?)
Carver na
Image Size 9 x 26 3/4 overall, "kakemono-e" format (2 sheets joined, ea 9 x 13 1/2)
Impression Very good. Nice "bokashi" shading across top; very crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very minor marks and flaws. Unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Exquisite. An elegant portrait of an Edo bijin in tall geta, with a sparrow-decorated fan held in one hand as she carries a reed "cricket cage" in the other.
Item # CG-782
Price $1,650