Toyokuni II Utagawa, Beauty, Snow, Moon and Flowers of the Floating World

£900
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CMSA160
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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Toyokuni II Utagawa (1777–1835)
Title: Moon
Series: Snow, Moon and Flowers of the Floating World
Publisher: Masudaya Ginjiro
Date: 1843
Size: (T) 34.4 x 22.9 (B) 34.3 x 23.1 cm
Condition: Slight wear and soiling, discoloured, stains due to old glue, slightly trimmed, horizontal creases.

'Snow, Moon and Flowers' was a common motif depicted in woodblock prints of the Edo period (1603 - 1868) and they refer to seasons of the year. 'Moon' stands for autumn when one of the favourite pastimes was 'tsukimi' or moon viewing. Traditionally it was a way of expressing gratitude for a good harvest and hopes for similar bounty in the future. This lady wears a beautiful kimono decorated with flowers of the seasons and carries a fan with the toshidama seal used by the Utagawa school of woodblock print artists.

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Print Format Diptych
Artist Name Toyokuni II Utagawa
Title Moon
Subject Beauty & Female, Kimono Design
Dimensions (T) 34.4 x 22.9 (B) 34.3 x 23.1 cm
Condition Report Slight wear and soiling, discoloured, stains due to old glue, slightly trimmed, horizontal creases.