Comments - Handsome scene from the "Tale of Genji" of a young nobleman visiting Muromachi Palace. He sits on a cushion at left, leaning against an elegant lacquer armrest with a poem slip on his knee and a brush in hand, smiling as he looks up. In the center, a matron helps a beauty dress, adjusting the back of her outer kimono, which features a design of peony blossoms and ribbons. Additional robes are draped over a lacquer stand behind her, with a hand mirror on a stand on the floor nearby. At right, a woman and a young girl watch with eager smiles, a clock on a stand behind them. The wall features a design of repeated Genji symbols, and the window overlooks an attractive garden with a stone lantern and a blossoming cherry tree framing a view of the water beyond. Nicely detailed with embossing in the white kimono trim.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 28 7/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. Three attached panels. Vertical folds, slight creasing and staining. Please see photos for details.