French Circus in the Precincts of the Asakusa Kannon Temple Woodblock printed triptych by Utagawa Kuniteru II
[Japan] Stunning, woodblock printed triptych showing the energetic performance of a French equestrian circus troupe that performed within the grounds of the Asakusa Kannon temple in 1871. The artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (1830-1874) produced a number of impressive prints during his relatively short career. Signed Ichiransai Kuniteru at lower right of first panel.
Published by Tsujioka Bunsuke (Tsuji Bun). 1871.
Each panel approx. 35.8 x 25cm.
In very good condition. Minor age wear and a few very minor marks. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough. u33091042