Kunisada -- "Mirrors -- Getting Glamorous"

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Artist Kunisada UTAGAWA
(Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Title "Mirrors -- Getting Glamorous"
("Bien Senchoko")
Date originally 1823
(later "re-strike" ca1950's)
Series "Mirrors of Modern Makeup"
("Imafu Kesho Kagami")
Publisher originally Azumaya Daisuke
(This printing unknown)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine.
Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to face's pink makeup; light "gauffrage" to body outlines; very highly detailed carving--especially to individual hairlines.
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A lovely portrait of a young beauty applying makeup with the use of a black lacquered hand-mirror. From an early series of 10 Kunisada "mirrored beauty" prints dating to 1823.
(Learn more Kunisada's "Mirrors Series.")
Seldom seen.
Item # FG-004
Price $295