The Tale of Genji as a Scroll

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Tale of Genji as a Scroll by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Tale of Genji as a Scroll

Comments - Charming scene from the famous "Tale of Genji" depicted in the style of the Heian era, when the novel was written by Lady Murasaki. The viewer looks down into the rooms of an elegant palace, where beauties are gathered playing music a right. One woman strums a koto while another plays a biwa or lute, a third beauty listening. In the center, a young prince sits on the edge of the walkway, playing a flute to serenade his sweetheart. She is shown in the room at left, exclaiming happily as she stands near the fine reed blinds, ready to peer out at her lover. At upper left, a guard in a white robe and black court cap dozes against the trunk of a tree while he waits for his master to finish playing. A wonderful perspective view with a stream wandering through the garden outside and fine detail in the palace setting.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8"

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. Wormholes, repaired. A few creases and slight rubbing at edges.

The Tale of Genji as a Scroll by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Tale of Genji as a Scroll by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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