Prince Genji Dressed in the Purple of Edo: The Peony Garden, 1866

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Prince Genji Dressed in the Purple of Edo: The Peony Garden, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Prince Genji Dressed in the Purple of Edo: The Peony Garden, 1866

Comments - Lovely triptych depicting Prince Genji and beauties visiting a peony garden along the edge of the water. The nobleman stands in the center, wearing a purple print coat over a blue kimono with the same pattern. He grins happily at his sword bearer, who kneels on the ground at left. At right, a princess relaxes on a tortoise shell bamboo bench. She wears a purple kimono patterned with cherry blossoms and small pillows tied with bows over a red under robe, a cluster of blue flowers adorning her hair. Colorful rosy pink and light blue peonies provide an attractive backdrop for the figures. A handsome design with beautiful detail in the elegant fabrics and natural setting, including embossing in the women's white kimono trim.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Losses and thinning, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and rubbing, a few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Prince Genji Dressed in the Purple of Edo: The Peony Garden, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Prince Genji Dressed in the Purple of Edo: The Peony Garden, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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