Kunichika - 36 Good and Evil Beauties
These prints of good and evil women from Japanese history (善悪三拾六美人) is my favorite Kunichika series. I have about 32 of the 36 in the series. The designs are fantastic, with energy and emotion. The print quality, detail and use of color is outstanding. On each print is a cartouche explaining the woman's story. In this series Kunichika breaks from tradition and presents women as individuals and not archetypes. Certainly one of Kunichika’s most fascinating series. Published by Morimoto Janzaburo in 1876. Note: The prints in this collection below are not for sale BUT we may have some duplicates for sale if you do a search for prints from this artist.