by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Series; Ashikaga Silk Hand-dyed in Purple: The Twelve Months
The Third Month (Yayoi), 1858 - Terrific illustration of Mitsuuji, the Country Genji, at the seashore, his pleasure boat beached at low tide. He leans against the roof of the cabin, taking a toothpick from his mouth and grinning at the beauty carrying a basket of shellfish. At lower left, a woman scrambles after an octopus, one of its tentacles wrapping about her arm. Her companion watches with amusement, holding her hand to her chin as she smiles, a basket of clams tucked under her arm. The beach is crowded with vendors and fishermen, as well as people gathering shellfish, with a few ships anchored in the bay beyond. A wonderful triptych with a beautiful panoramic view of the bustling shore, the peak of Mt. Fuji rising in the distance. Lovely color and detail, including embossing in the white kimono trim and fine bokashi shading in the sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 7/7" x 28 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses, thinning spot, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and stains, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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