Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title Three courtesans, Tsukasa, Okuraei and Kumotori, viewing cherry blossoms.
Date c.1860
Publisher Tsutaya
Format Creped print (reduced from oban size) (7 1/2" X 10 1/2")
Comment An excellent example of what happens to a print when it is creped. The paper is bunched together in both directions so it shrinks evenly and acquires the texture of crepe fabric
while deepening the dyes.
Price $100.
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