This is an original woodblock by the Japanese artist Utagawa Kunisada'Toyokuni III' estimated to have been printed sometime between 1830 and 1859. Framed by 1910 Frame Works in a beautiful bamboo style black frame. There is an envelope on the back translating the Japanese text in the image. The print features a woman in traditional Japanese clothing holding a fan.
She is wearing a blue and white kimono with a red obi, and the fan is red and gold with a floral design. The print is signed and has Japanese text in the top left corner depicting the name of the flower shop in the scene. This exact woodblock is the only one we can find of its kind.
This is truly a unique treasure! This beautiful piece of art would make an excellent addition to any collection of Japanese art or ukiyo-e prints.
It would also make a great gift for anyone interested in Japanese culture or art history. Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese: ; 1786 - 12 January 1865), also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (, Sandai Utagawa Toyokuni), was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist. He is considered the most popular, prolific and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.