Returning Sails at Takanawa, 1865 - Handsome triptych depicting Prince Genji returning to Takanawa, standing beside a palanquin at right. He grins as he looks up from reading a long letter, the paper trailing over the top of the palanquin. In the center, a beauty carries his sword wrapped in purple silk, and a young girl holds a lacquer box, watching him with a puzzled expression, her sleeve to her chin. Two other women arrive at left, tottering along on tall wooden geta clogs. A few ships are anchored in the harbor, and sails can be seen in the distance. A charming design, beautifully colored and detailed, with embossing on the white kimono trim and the letter, and bokashi shading on the water and sky.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds at sides. A couple wormholes, repaired. A couple creases at edges, slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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