‘in Japanese: signed Sadahide, publisher Fujiokaya Keijir?, two censor’s seals’
Colour woodblock print on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 24,3 x 36 cm. (9,6 x 14,2 inch). Image size: 24,3 x 36 cm. (9,6 x 14,2 inch).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Made by ‘Utagawa Sadahide’ after own design. Utagawa Sadahide (1807 ? c.?1878?1879), also known as Gountei Sadahide, was a Japanese artist best known for his prints in the ukiyo-e style as a member of the Utagawa school. His prints covered a wide variety of genres; amongst his best known are his Yokohama-e pictures of foreigners in Yokohama in the 1860s, a period when he was a best-selling artist. He was a member of the Tokugawa shogunate’s delegation to the International Exposition of 1867 in Paris
Condition: Good, given age. Some expertly closed wormholes in margins, top right corner doubled and slightly darkened. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: JAPAN-UKIYO-E-SILKWORM-SILK-WOMAN IN KIMONO