Utagawa Kunisada (歌川 国貞, Japanese, 1786 – 1865, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (三代歌川豊国)
Six Refined Flowers from Within, circa 1844; Courtesans under Cherry Blossoms, 1858 (each one part of triptych)
Two woodblocks on paper
Signed in block to the corners
Larger work published by Yamamotoya Heikichi, smaller by Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To)
- accretions, discoloration, abrasions, and print loss to each; holes to the center of each; tears, wear, and creases to the edges.
- measures larger sheet; smaller sheet measures 8.5" W x 11.75" H.