Flowers, 1847 - 1852 - Charming scene of Prince Genji paying a surprise evening visit to a beauty. He peers around the edge of a folding screen at left, waving a fan above the top of the screen to catch the attention of the young woman. She smiles happily back at him as she sits on a cushion, her obi tossed over the screen and a few loose hairs framing her face. At right, an attendant gestures toward the garden, where a few beauties prepare to cut some blossoming cherry branches. A lovely design with attractive detail, also in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. A couple small holes, slight separation at end of vertical fold at side of one panel, repaired. Slight toning. Please see photos for details.