Kunisada (attrib.) -- "The Hand Mirror"

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Artist Kunisada (attrib.) (1786-1865)
Title "The Hand Mirror" (given name)
Date ca1830's/40's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 ("koban yoko-e")
Impression Very Fine. Nicely done "bokashi" shading to upper background; extensive "gauffrage" to legs/arms and white collar; "burnishing" to black of kimono on floor, collars, and hand mirror; crisp "key-lines," very highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Small repair top margin, very minor wear, few backing remnants.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An engaged young courtesan blushes as her partner uses a hand-held mirror to take a better look. A wonderful "shunga" print in exceptional condition.
Item # BG-102
Price $195 (Reserved)