The Pride of Edo # 9 by Utagawa Kunisada I

The Pride of Edo # 9 by Utagawa Kunisada I
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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1864)

Title of the Print: The Pride of Edo # 9 (Edô Jiman) Place : Sanno Festival signature: Gototei Kunisada ga

1st Publication: 1818

Size: 9-1/2 x 14-1/4

Date of this edition: 1818, Original Edition

Publisher: Iseya Rihei

Condition: Center horizontal fold now flattened, Upper left and lower left corners repaired, 8 to 10 wormholes mainly on the right side of the print, Color fading consistent with prints from early 1800's, and a few spots of soiling. Fair overall condition.

Notes: This print belongs to a series of 10 Prints called the "Pride of Edo". This set is comparing the famous places of Edo to the women of the area. Many show a clear debt to Utamaro. In the more original designs, however, Kunisada conveys a mood and a sympathy for his subject that are unique to his work of this period. Very rare original print.

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