Comments - Lovely scene of Prince Genji and beauties in a garden on a wooden walkway over a pond. The nobleman smiles as he holds out a poem slip, a brush in his other hand. At left, a beauty holds a tray with an ink stone while her companion offers Genji a cup of sake. At right, a courtesan looks down at a girl carrying a folding fan. Behind them, carp bob to the surface of the water, blossoming irises lining the walkway. Flowering wisteria vines frame the scene above. A lovely design, nicely detailed with soft shading on the water and sky and embossed patterns on the white kimono linings.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 30" + margins as shown
Condition - Good detail. Small loss at edge, a few holes, thinning along vertical fold at side, repaired. Slight rubbing at edge.
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