Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), “Beauty with an Umbrella in the Rain.”

 Circa 1849-1851. Oban size (about 14″ x 9″), matted and framed in No. 188—5/8″ in walnut (Black wash).

With respect to line, the natural harmony between frame and print is seen, perhaps above all, in the simple fact of the line provided by a thin frame, which generally suits Japanese prints. In this example, the fine rhythm of lines depicting rain, and framing the figure, suggested further refinement of line in the pair of fine beads on the frame.

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