Artist: KUNISADA Subject: Dramatic scene of a man and woman with a landscape behind them.Book: Menoto no Sôshi, vol. 9Signature: ToyokuniDate: 1845Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintFormat: koban diptych (covers of books), 23.7 x 17.6 cmCondition: Exceptionally fine impression and color. Backing paper; small binding holes to the right of each print, otherwise, fine condition.
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865) was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.
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