Kunichika -- "Couple Viewing a Print"

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Artist Kunichika TOYOHARA
Title "Couple Viewing a Print"
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Date ca1880
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to faces; light "gauffrage" to faces, hands and white collar; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good. Excellent colors. Partially backed. (A few small holes repaired from reverse; light wear; few minor marks.)
Reference/Illus Similar images in "Kunichika--Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master."
Comments Kabuki theater courtesan Omitsu smiles as she holds up a portrait drawn onto a shamisen. (Actors are Bando Mitsugaro and Ichikawa Kuzo.)
Item # FG-054
Price $175