Exquisite Okubi-e Portrait

Item No.: P1600
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A magnificent okubi-e ( close-up ) portrait of a languised married (indicated by the black teeth) woman who's holding a handkerchief between her teeth. In Ukiyo-e this symbolized the longing for a renewed passionate love.

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada

Date: c.1837

Size: 10 1/10" x 7 1/3" inches

Series: Genji of the East, Charm of Flowers and Birds (Kachõ yojõ Azuma Genji)

Impression: Excellent (with extensive use of gaufrage and silver and gold pigments)

Color: Fine 

Condition: Very good. Some very tiny binding holes (border only!), one tiny wormhole left margin, minor wear and soiling, thinly backed. Minor marks and flaws

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