Fashionable Eastern Genji, 1854

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Fashionable Eastern Genji, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fashionable Eastern Genji, 1854

Comments - Lovely triptych depicting the arrival of a young bride at Prince Genji's palace. She smiles shyly as an attendant takes her by the hand to help her from the palanquin, dressed in a delicately embossed pink kimono. Other women kneel respectfully, looking up with eager smiles, several lanterns flickering on the floor nearby. The nobleman waits patiently at left, a sword bearer at his side holding his weapon upright. Fantastic detail in the elegant palanquin and interior furnishings, which include a folding screen patterned with plum blossoms at left and sliding panels with cranes and pines. Includes additional embossing on the white kimono collars and trim, and burnishing on the palanquin. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small marks, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Fashionable Eastern Genji, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Fashionable Eastern Genji, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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