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Genji Reflects on the Blossoms at Night, 1861 - Terrific scene of Prince Genji admiring the cherry blossoms from the verandah of a palace at night. He wears a fantastic coat patterned with a dragon and dark clouds over a pale blue kimono with a gray and white center band. A beauty climbs up the stairs at right with a cushion in hand, while a young girl at left mixes ink on a stone. The woman seated beside her looks down at her with a fond smile, her hair adorned with decorative hairpins and ribbons. A beautiful garden stretches out behind them, with stone lanterns dotting the shore of a lake, the view framed by flowering trees. A lovely design with wonderful detail in the elegant fabrics and setting, including burnishing and embossing.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Large losses at corners, thinning and holes, repaired. Rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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