Colour woodblock print on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 47,5 x 34,8 cm. (18,7 x 13,7 inch). Image size: 47,5 x 34,8 cm. (18,7 x 13,7 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by ‘Utagawa Kunisada’ after own design. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) was a Japanese woodblock maker. Also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (Sandai Utagawa Toyokuni), was the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. (Source wikipedia)
Condition: Fair, given age. Dog ears below, paper damage in top, one hole and tear in paper restored, paper doubled with oriental paper. Tape reinforcements. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.