Eastern Genji in Midsummer, 1860

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Eastern Genji in Midsummer, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Eastern Genji in Midsummer, 1860

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.

Eastern Genji in Midsummer, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Eastern Genji in Midsummer, 1860 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)