Japanese Art:Prints:Edo

Kunichika Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Genji Yoshiwara Cats Playing
item#: 1492937
price: $195.00
Japanese Edo period woodblock print by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) depicting a street scene in the Yoshiwara at dawn with two cats playing at the lower right. The print is the right panel of a triptych titled "That Romantic Figure (referring to Prince Genji) in the Licensed Quarter at Dawn" (aka "A Related Dawn at the Pleasure Quarter") published by Hiranoya Shinzo in 1863. The print is signed at the lower right "Itto Kunichika ga" and bears the Hori Ota Tashichi carver's seal. Included is an old Certificate of Authenticity from Associated American Artists in NYC (which closed in 2000). Paper size: 14 3/8" x 10" (including margins at the left and top). Very good color and impression quality. The image and baren marks can clearly be seen on the reverse and there is no tape or tape residue. Paper residue remains at the upper back corners from prior attachment to a folder. There are scattered tiny pinholes and/or wormholes and some paper losses at the edges. The bottom right corner is slightly rubbed. An example of the triptych can be found in the online collection of the MFA Boston. The print is also listed on page 259 (#G061) of "Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints" by Andreas Marks.

Kunichika Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Genji Yoshiwara Cats Playing