Original woodblock print - Torii Kiyonaga 鳥居清長 (1752-1815) - A Woman Emerging from the Bath and a Black Dog - From the series "Irokurabe enpu sugata" 色競艶婦姿 (A Sensual Contest of Voluptuous Women) - Japan - 1781 (Tenmei 1)
EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE. Nishiki-e
Magnificent original wood engraving
by Torii Kiyonaga (鳥居清長) (1752- 28 June 1815),
Data from 1781, Tenmei Period
Signed Kiyonaga ga 清長画
Private collection: JPK. N° 9155/23/107 TK
See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/233283
International galleries. Jacob
Very decent condition. Some signs of aging, slight soiling, slight creases, white paper on the upper ends. (See photos) very decent condition. Very beautiful composition.
Registered shipping or Colissimo, with acknowledgement of receipt, tracked. Careful shipping and insurance included.
Torii Kiyonaga (鳥居清長) (1752-28 June 1815), often known by the single name Kiyonaga, is a Japanese woodblock print artist of the Torii school.
He is one of the great masters of the ukiyo-e and a ground-breaker in many areas. On a technical note, he quickly left behind the small format chūban in favour of the ōban format. He also has frequent recourse to compositions in the form of diptychs, or even triptychs, which opened up composition possibilities considerably. On a stylistic note, the type of women he paints - healthy and robust, far from the slenderness of Harunobu's subjects - and the harmony of his compositions has led to his work being considered the culmination of ukiyo-e.
- Original woodblock print
- Nishikie polychrome woodblock printing
- 1781 (Tenmei 1)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815)
- Theme/ depiction
- from the series Comparison of the Charms of Alluring Women (Irokurabe enpu sugata)
- Decor/ ware
- Signed Kiyonaga ga 清 長 画
- Title of artwork
- A Woman Emerging from the Bath and a Black Dog - From the series "Irokurabe enpu sugata" 色競艶婦姿
- Very good condition, see description
- 25×18×0 cm