|Artist||Utagawa Kuniyasu (1794-1832)|
|Published||1820s (late Bunsei era)|
|Dimensions||Vertical ôban [~15.6 x 10.7 inches]|
Series: Keisei mitate hakkei:Courtesans Compared to Eight Views
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô)
Signature: Ippôsai Kuniyasu ga
An early nineteenth depiction of a courtesan wearing an elaborate kimono, kneeling next to a calligraphy table.
Utagawa Kuniyasu (1794-1832) was born in Edo and began as a pupil of Toyokuni I and was a member of the Utagawa school. Favourite subjects of his were surimono, bijin (beautiful women) and landscape prints.
Condition: Worm holes, mainly to bottom of sheet, covered by mount.