Diptych, Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880) - A bustling hill by the Sumida River (隅田川岡の賑ひ) - 1856

Description
Diptych, Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880) - A bustling hill by the Sumida River (隅田川岡の賑ひ) - 1856
Fair condition, see description

Diptych, Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880) - A bustling hill by the Sumida River (隅田川岡の賑ひ) - 1856

Elegant diptych of woodcuts, left and center panels of a triptych made in 1856 by Utagawa Kunisada II, depicting two courtesans oiran, in the company of a young kamuro, enjoying cherry blossoms on a terrace overlooking the Sumida River. The woman on the right is holding a fan on which she has just executed a refined calligraphic exercise.

The title of the work, made by the publisher Iseya Kanekichi (伊勢屋兼吉) and the carver Yokogawa Takejiro (横川竹二郎), is visible on the missing right panel and is "A bustling hill by the Sumida River" (隅田川岡の賑ひ).

The two prints are glued together by a relining carried out on the back with a thick cardboard and have the right signs of the time, especially on the upper part.

The woodblock print will be well-packaged and shipped by registered mail with a tracking code.

Lot details
Object
Diptych, Original woodblock print
Technique
Woodblock print
Material
Washi paper
Period
1856
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Kunisada II (1823-1880)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Courtesans
Title of artwork
A bustling hill by the Sumida River (隅田川岡の賑ひ)
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
34×49×0 cm
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