by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Comments - Attractive scene from the "Tale of Genji" of Prince Genji and a group of beauties gathered in an upstairs room as rain falls steadily outside. The young nobleman leans against the verandah railing at left as he looks up, watching a cuckoo swoop through the night sky. In the center, a young girl plays the koto, leaning over the instrument as the beauty at left follows along in the songbook open on her lap. She wears a blue kimono patterned with cherry blossoms and flowing water, her hair adorned with ribbons and decorative ornaments. The standing beauty holds a bowl of food with chopsticks laid across it, while at left another woman climbs the stairs. A charming design with wonderful color and detail, and fine bokashi shading in the sky and silhouettes of the trees and garden beyond.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses at edges, a couple small holes, slight thinning at corner, repaired. repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.