Comments - Lovely early spring scene of Mitsuuji, the County Genji, enjoying plum blossoms at night with two companions. The young nobleman smiles happily as he looks up at the ancient tree, admiring the flowers. At left, the beautiful Katsuragi kneels beside a sign, holding his sword upright, looking sweetly up at him. At right, Sodenoko grins happily, lifting the edges of her kimono. The white plum blossoms contrast beautifully with the dark night sky, the rugged trunk of the tree rendered in bold calligraphic strokes. A beautiful subject with soft bokashi shading in the sky, and fine detail in the elegantly patterned fabrics. Includes embossing on Mitsuuji's white under robe and a dusting of mica along the top of the sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 3/3" x 28 3/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired. A few marks. Please see photos for details.
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