Kunisada -- "Playing Cards"

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Artist Kunisada (1786-1865)
Title "Playing Cards" (given name)
Date ca1830's/40's
Series na
Publisher Privately printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 x 10 1/4 (two 7 x 5 1/8 diptych sheets joined)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed areas of grey "burnishing" to patterns of kimono and screen; crisp "key-lines," highly detailed carving of individual hair-lines.
Condition Good to Very Good. Strong colors. (Margins trimmed to image edge; two nicely done repairs (bottom and left); some wrinkling (center); light soiling.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A delightful scene--with cards scattered about the floor, we see three courtesans engaging their customer in a card game.
Item # BG-371
Price $150 (Reserved)