by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Comments - Interesting scene from the "Tale of Genji" of housecleaning taking place in a mansion. In the center, a maid on her hands and knees scrubs the floor with a cloth, a bucket of water nearby. Her long kimono sleeves are tied into a knot behind her back with a mop tucked into the knot. She smiles over her shoulder at the beauty at right, who holds her little finger to her chin, a broom leaning against the wall behind her. Prince Genji peers through a window in the center, grinning as he watches the women. The wall features a repeated pattern of Genji symbols and hollyhock leaves, with black lacquer window frames hung with reed blinds. An attractive design, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 29 3/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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