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. Crisp, highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Good+. Very good colors. Toning, scattered marks and flaws, soiling and staining (no holes/no wormage). Unbacked. (Small damages along right edge easily matted over.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Exquisite. An elegant portrait of an Edo bijin in tall geta, with a sparrow-decorated fan in one hand as she carries a reed "cricket cage" in the other.
Item # CG-783
Price $750