Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (Japanese, 1786-1865). Ukiyo-e Edo period woodblock print triptych. Depicting individuals gathered near a goldfish merchant, looking upwards as rain begins to fall. Each with seals in the print along the lower margin.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.Each, sight; height: 13 1/2 in x width: 9 3/4 in. Framed; height: 21 in x width: 38 1/4 in.
No visible foxing or creasing. There are losses and tears throughout each image. Starting with the image on the right, there are losses primarily along the right margin and the bottom left quadrant, the largest being 1/2 inch long. The middle image has minute losses to each corner. There is a loss along the center of the right margin that is 1/2 inch. The image on the left has minute losses to each corner. There is liquid exposure along the bottom right margin. The mat is toned. Framed under glass. Wear to the frame and losses to the frame. Not examined out of frame.
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