Original woodblock print triptych - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - "Imayo kuruwa nai kogane no kame" 今様廓内黄金瓶 (Golden Vessels of the Pleasure Quarter Au Courant) - Japan - 1870

Description
Original woodblock print triptych - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - "Imayo kuruwa nai kogane no kame" 今様廓内黄金瓶 (Golden Vessels of the Pleasure Quarter Au Courant) - Japan - 1870
Good condition, see description

Original woodblock print triptych - Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887) - "Imayo kuruwa nai kogane no kame" 今様廓内黄金瓶 (Golden Vessels of the Pleasure Quarter Au Courant) - Japan - 1870

A triptych by Utagawa Yoshitora 歌川 芳虎 (fl. c. 1836-1882)
Originally: Nagashima; family name: Tatsugorō , later Tsunosuke, Tatsusaburō; gō: Ichimōsai 一猛斎 and Kinchōrō 錦朝楼, and after 1874 Mōsai 孟斎.
Little is known about the life of Yoshitora, except that he was born and worked in Edo, became a student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), often moved in the late 1870s and who disappeared from sight after 1882.

Triptych title: "Imayo kuruwa nai kogane no kame" 今様廓内黄金瓶 ((Golden Vessels of the Pleasure Quarter Au Courant)
A depiction of courtesans and life in a pleasure district.

Published in 1870 (Meiji 3), 2nd month by Ōtaya Takichi (太田屋多吉).

Condition: fairly good, normal age-related wear, some fading. Nice printing quality and register.

The triptych is also part of the collection of the Nara University of Education Library, see: http://www.nara-edu.ac.jp/LIB/collection/ukiyoe/yositora.htm

The prints will be packaged with care and shipped registered by Bpost Tracking.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print triptych
Technique
Nishikie (brocade) polychrome woodblock printing
Material
Paper
Period
1870
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Yoshitora (act. ca. 1836-1887)
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
"Imayo kuruwa nai kogane no kame" 今様廓内黄金瓶 (Golden Vessels of the Pleasure Quarter Au Courant)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
365×740×0 mm
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