Kunisada, Falconer Kakemono-e

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865) Falconer, c 1830’s. Kakemono-e (vertical diptych).

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A fine companion to the previous kakemono-e, and from the same period. The diptych shows a young man of samurai class holding a falcon. The print is very nice indeed - great condition and colour and impression are all fine. The bird and general aspect of the figure are borrowed from a similar print by Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1868) of about the same time.