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A pair of famous stage lovers: a wealthy commoner and his mistress, Urasato and Tokijiro. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1859.

  • Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
Month 12, 1859
Reference
35733i
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Description

The man holds the end of his pipe: the tissue in the woman's mouth suggests they are about to make love

The series of moon, snow and blossom was a popular poetic triad

The figures are in heavy kimono as befits the thematic link with snow

Half-length figures

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], Month 12, 1859.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Ōkomini Makasete Toyokuni-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark, block cutter's mark, censor's seal, actor's role and set title
Verse in the snow-flake shaped cartouche

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35733i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese


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