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Utagawa KUNISADA I (= Toyokuni III)
(1786 - 1865)
Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokaido
no. 42: Narumi: Woman doing Arimatsu Shibori Tie-dying

Signed:                         Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Date seal:                     1845-46
Publisher:                    Tsurugi (Takemago)
Censor:                         Mura
Size:                              oban tate-e (c. 35 x 23 cms / c. 13 3/4" x 9 1/8")

FINE impression and color, a wormhole at bottom left
margin, else in fine condition. Soft album backing.

ref. no.:  # 732934
Price:     € 450.00
Narumi: Woman making local cloth, from the series of fifty-eight prints, Fifty-three Pairings for the Tokido, was published from 1845 to 1846, and was the joint work of three artists: nineteen of the designs were contributed by Hiroshige, eight by Kunisada (Toyokuni III), while the remining thirty-one were created by Kuniyoshi.

B.W.Robinson, Kuniyoshi - The Warrior Prints; Oxford, 1982; series S.44, no. 42; p. 129.

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