by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; Twelve Months of Genji
The Twelfth Month, 1857 - Terrific design of Prince Genji and an attendant peering through the window of a palace, watching beauties during the annual cleaning that takes place just before the New Year. At right the women toss the master of the house in the air, a traditional activity during this annual event, the beauties smiling and laughing. At left, two maids grab another young master by the arms, a beauty laughing into her sleeve at the antics of the groups. A bucket of steaming hot water and two mops lie abandoned on the floor nearby. A charming and lighthearted print. Nicely detailed with attractive color and pattern.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Tiny losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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