by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Series; Eight Views of Edo
Beauty Boarding a Pleasure Boat, 1867 - Lovely scene of a beauty preparing to board a pleasure boat, standing on the dock as a woman on board takes her hand to assist her. She smiles back at Prince Genji as he stands in the entrance to a courtyard at left, grinning as he holds a fan. She wears a violet kimono patterned with morning glories, the sleeves blowing in the evening breeze, as do the willow branches above. A beauty beside her bows respectfully to the young nobleman. A beautiful night scene, nicely colored and detailed.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses at edge, a couple small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.