London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
Kunisada (Toyokuni III), an oban woodblock print concertina album
containing forty leaves in sumi and colour on paper depicting scenes of actors in river landscapes, flowering gardens, bijin in interiors, figures on sea shores, nocturnal scenes, snow scenes and others -- the album 14¼in. x 10in. (36cms x 25.5cms), (old wear, some light fading).
See Illustration for Part Lot.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately