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Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

 

 

UTAGAWA TOYOKUNI III

 
 

三代歌川豊国

 
 

さんだい.うたがわ.とよくに

 
 

1786-1865

 
 

Series: A Selection of the Twelve Months

 
 

Mitate juni kagetsu no uchi

 
 

見立て十二ヶ月ノ内

 
 

みたてじゅうにかげつのうち

 
 

 Figure in the roundel: Shokujo, the Weaver Maiden

 
 

 織女

 
 

 しょくじょ

 
 

 Actor:  Iwai Kumesaburō III

 
 

 岩井粂三郎

 
 

 いわい.くめさぶろう

 
 

Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi

 
 

伊勢屋兼吉

 
 

いせや.かねきち

 
 

Carver: Yokogawa Takejirō

 
   よこがわ.たけじろう  
 

Date: 1859, 11th Month

 
 

Ansei 6

 
 

安政6

 
 

Size: 14 1/2" x 9 7/8"

 
 

Signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni hitsu

 
 

 署名: 香蝶楼豊国筆

 
 

 しょめい: こうちょうろう.とよくにひつ

 

The still life inset at the top of print is by Utagawa Kunihisa (歌川国久 or うたがわ.くにひさ). Kunihisa (1832-91) was Toyokuni III's son-in-law. The inset is signed Kunihisa ga ( 国久画 or くにひさが).

Condition: It would appear that this and the other prints in this series had been bound into an album. That would not only explain the relative freshness of the colors*, but also the areas along the left side of the print where the binding holes have been restored. Other than that the print is in a good state with only very slight areas of distress and with slight soiling.

$620.00

 

 

 

 

 

SHOKUJO

織女

しょくじょ

THE WEAVER MAIDEN

THE STAR VEGA

 

 

 

 

A SELECTION OF THE TWELVE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE OFFERING FIVE OF SIX OF THIS SERIES,

BUT NOT THE FOURTH ONE FROM THE LEFT WHICH IS ALSO THE THIRD ONE FROM THE RIGHT.

 

 

 

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