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Yagenbori, from the series One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hyakunin bijo) 「江戸名所百人美女 薬げんぼり」

Artists: Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)  (1786–1864) 

Other artist: Utagawa Kunihisa II (1832–1891) 

Signed: Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche; Kunihisa ga (inset) 豊国画(年玉枠)、国久画 

Date: 1858
Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) 

Medium: Woodblock print; ink and color on paper


Format: vertical oban; 14 x 9 3/4 in



Fine color, impression, and condition. The binding holes on the left indicate the print came out of an album, which accounts for the perfect color preservation. Prominent woodgrain.



Two examples; MFA impressions: 11.15285, 11.45256


Kunisada - Yagenbori, One Hundred Beautiful Women


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