Toyokuni I Diptych? question


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Posted by Willie (66.189.23.235) on December 12, 2014 at 14:57:47:

Hi All,
Does anyone know where I can find a better image of either of these two sheets? I would love to see them as they were meant to be. I have found the right sheet in the Sotheby's Vever catalogue (part 2, #270) but it is small with no color. It is listed as "The courtesan Hitomoto of Saimonji-ya..." but no mention of it being part of a multiple sheet design. So I am also if the two sheets are, in fact, meant to be a diptych (as mounted)or a triptych, perhaps missing the center sheet. Or even a single sheet series with the same background in each design. The design seems pretty crowded as it is.

I did try uploading the image(s) both separate and together to both ukiyo-e.org and google image search with no luck. Any further information would be great.

Thanks,

Willie


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