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KUNICHIKA Japanese Woodblock Print BEAUTY & A TELESCOPE 1883

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KUNICHIKA Japanese Woodblock Print BEAUTY & A TELESCOPE 1883

KUNICHIKA TOYOHARA

Tales of Genji, Chapter 12

Fifty-four Modern Feelings (Matched with the Chapters of Genji)


Date: 1883 (Meiji 16) 
Size: oban, approx. 9.4" x 14.1"
Condition: VG, trimmed with original Meiji era backing, minor soils and edge wear
Impression: VG, nice early impression
Color: VG, strong fresh color
Documentation: Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900): Time Present and Time Past, Images of a Forgotten Master 
The prints from this essential series by Kunichika feature women in scenes from everyday life, from an elegant courtesan dressing and beauties writing poems or arranging flowers, to a wife preparing a meal or watching a child. Beautifully detailed with lively color and fine architectural or landscape settings, these attractive designs were printed in the most deluxe methods of their time many feature fine bokashi, delicate embossing, or touches of burnishing. This print is particularly unique for it's picturing of a telescope in the hands of the character at the center of the print. The telescope is a western invention and would only have been introduced in Japan shortly before the era this print was made in.

ABOUT KUNICHIKA
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time.

An alcoholic and womanizer, Kunichika also portrayed women deemed beautiful (bijinga), contemporary social life, and a few landscapes and historical scenes. He worked successfully in the Edo era, and carried those traditions into the Meiji era. To his contemporaries and now to some modern art historians, this has been seen as a significant achievement during a transitional period of great social and political change in Japan's history.


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