Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (side a) (Japanese, 1786-1865). <em>Double-sided Key Block for Ukiyo-e Print</em>, ca. 1830. Cherry wood, 15 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 3/8 in. (39.4 x 25.7 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Alvin E. Friedman-Kien, 2002.119.15a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2002.119.15a_bw.jpg)

Double-sided Key Block for Ukiyo-e Print

Artist:Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)Eisen Keisai

Medium: Cherry wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1830

Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 10 1/8 x 3/8 in. (39.4 x 25.7 x 1 cm)



Accession Number: 2002.119.15a-b

Image: 2002.119.15a_bw.jpg,a

Catalogue Description:
Side a: Toyokuni III (Kunisada) Three Women Musicians On a Balcony. A woodblock for ukiyo-e print of an autumn scene of women playing shamisen and biwa (musical instruments) with an attendant who carries tray with tea cup. Condition: Very good. Wood is stained black from ink used in printing. Side b: Keisai 18 Tokyo cuisine style dishes. (Tokyo ryori jyuuhachi sakana) Name of place: Sumiyoshi cho… (incomplete) The other name of place: Honya bakuro (bakuro) four Carver's name: Cho-ei Keyblock for outline of ukiyo-e print showing two women in a restaurant, holding papers in their hands. Condition: Few tiny breaks in outline. Old break (stable) at upper left.

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