A Fuji Arts Winter Exhibition Item - We are excited to have purchased a couple Japanese collections with a range of rare and sought after designs. We’ve put them together in a winter exhibition and will post them over one week. The items range from Edo through Meiji and up to contemporary. So, there’s something for everyone. The unifying theme is that each print is a great example or very rare item to find in the market. Enjoy shopping the Winter Exhibition.
Comments - Attractive scene of a beauty and two men enjoying a picnic under a blossoming plum tree at night. The subject is a parody of a famous scene of three warriors meeting in a peach orchard to sign a treaty in the historical tale "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms." The man at left plays a shamisen, looking up at the woman with a smile. She returns his gaze, carrying a small porcelain cup of sake on a purse wrapped with tissues. Her blue obi features a beautiful burnished pattern of swirling clouds. The fellow at right takes a toothpick from his mouth as he frowns unhappily. Each man has a small red lacquer tray with dishes of food at his side, while a larger tray between them holds a serving platter and an elegant black lacquer box. Candles burn on stands topped with glass globes, the red flames flickering in the evening breeze. A handsome subject with lovely color, fine wood grain impression in the background, and soft shading in the sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Beautifully printed with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, not backed. Small hole, repaired. Small spot. Please see photos for details. Very nice condition overall.