Plum Blossoms at Night, 1853

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864

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Plum Blossoms at Night, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864 Japanese Woodblock Print
Plum Blossoms at Night, 1853

Comments - Lovely early spring scene of a young nobleman and two beauties enjoying the plum blossoms at night during a stroll. The youth grins happily at his companion at right, gesturing with his folded fan. He wears a dark blue with a hollyhock leaf medallions on the sleeves tucked into pants shaded from pink to blue and bordered with autumn grasses and leaves. The beauty smiles sweetly back at him, her hair pulled into a smooth bun adorned with a comb, ribbons, and floral ornaments. A low garden fence encloses the ancient tree dotted with white plum blossoms and buds, the rugged trunk of the tree rendered in bold calligraphic strokes. A beautiful subject with soft bokashi shading in the sky, and fine detail in the sumptuously patterned fabrics, including embossing in the white kimono collars and trim.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Plum Blossoms at Night, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864
Plum Blossoms at Night, 1853 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864