Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868

by Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)

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Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868 by Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)

Original Yoshimori (1830 - 1884) Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868

Series; The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji - Considered by some as the first novel ever written, "The Tale of Genji" is one of the greatest works of Japanese literature. Written by the noblewoman Lady Murasaki Shikubu in the early 11th century during the Heian era, "The Tale of Genji" tells the story of Prince Genji, recounting his life, loves, and the aristocratic world around him in fifty-four chapters. Lady Murasaki's tale of courtly life remains a classic of literature today.

Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868 - Charming portrait of a beauty holding book with a woodblock print on the cover in one hand and a roll of paper in the other. She smiles as she looks over her shoulder, wearing a gray and black kimono patterned with wavy stripes over a red under robe, tied with a geometric print ruse colored obi. An interesting design.

Artist - Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)

Image Size - 12 7/8" x 8 3/4"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small thinning spot, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and marks. Please see photos for details.

Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868 by Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)
Beauty Holding a Woodblock Book, 1868 by Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)

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