by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Series; A Modern Genji
From Fuji Arts’ Curated Tokyo Collection - We recently acquired an especially fine collection in Tokyo with prints from the Edo, Meiji, and shin-hanga traditions. All the prints are fine, interesting examples in nice condition. We’re excited to offer our Tokyo Collection prints with the discerning collector in mind. Shop the collection this month, and watch for the “A Fuji Arts Curated Tokyo Collection Print” subtitle to locate and shop from this beautiful collection. Bid or “buy now” as these fine prints are hard to come by.
Suma Bay in Settsu, 1862 - Terrific scene from a collaboration done by Hiroshige and Toyokuni III depicting an updated Prince Genji in fashionable modern dress rather than the clothing of the Heian era when the novel was written. The young prince stands in the center, grinning as he looks up, wearing a violet coat over a blue-gray kimono tied with a checked obi. At right, a young beauty smiles as she kneels beside a koto, a stack of books, a black lacquer box, and a fan on the floor nearby. A jagged diagonal separates the figures against a green background from a view of the bay at Suma, where smoke rises from a small thatched hut where seawater is being evaporated to leave the salt, and a flock of birds flies across the sky. A striking design, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, small loss at corner, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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