Kunichika, Child Seeing its own Reflection

Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) Child Seeing its own Reflection from a series of Children, 1895. Oban yoko-e.

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This is one print from a short series that Kunichika produced at the end of his life. It is a lovely thing, Kunichika was nearing the end of his life, he draws the innocence and the opportunity of new life, in this case the discovery of reflection. It is a delicate and intimately drawn thing, quite unlike the brashness or the drama of his theatre prints and has a real delicacy and beauty that is very moving.  I know of only one collection of this series.

A rare print, colour, impression and condition are all fine.

25 x 36 cm.