New Year Felicitations at the Palace, 1847 - 1852 - Terrific scene of Prince Genji paying a New Year's visit to a palace, bringing many gifts with him. He smiles as he gestures at the presents laying on the floor before him, his young attendant taking rolls of silk brocade from a large black lacquer trunk to add to the pile. The items include bolts of cloth wrapped in tissue paper and tied with ribbons, a lacquer box, a pineapple, and a scroll. The princess at right smiles shyly into her kimono sleeve as her attendants express their pleasure. The room is elegantly decorated with a folding screen with a bamboo motif at right and shoji windows in black lacquer frames opening onto a lovely garden view framed by a blossoming plum tree. Wonderful detail in this attractive image, including faint embossing on the white kimono trim.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small repairs and spots, wrinkling throughout. Please see photos for details.
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