Comments - Terrific scene of Prince Genji paying a New Year's visit to a palace, bringing many gifts with him. He smiles as he gestures at the presents laying on the floor before him, his young attendant taking rolls of silk brocade from a large black lacquer trunk to add to the pile. The items include bolts of cloth wrapped in tissue paper and tied with ribbons, a lacquer box, a pineapple, and a scroll. The princess at right smiles shyly into her kimono sleeve as her attendants express their pleasure. The room is elegantly decorated with a folding screen with a bamboo motif at right and shoji windows in black lacquer frames opening onto a lovely garden view framed by a blossoming plum tree. Wonderful detail in this attractive image, including embossing on the white kimono trim. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 30" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight toning, a few small marks, a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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