Comments - Lovely triptych depicting Prince Genji entertaining beauties at his mansion in springtime. He relaxes on a cushion at right, smiling with amusement as he watches two women having a mock sword battle using their folding fans. At left, another woman plays the shamisen, a beauty standing beside her dressed in a purple outer kimono patterned with Genji symbols. The verandah overlooks cherry trees covered with pink and white blossoms against the evening sky, the palace building extending at right. Wonderful color and detail in the elegant kimono fabrics and fine household furnishings. A beautiful design detailed with delicate embossing on the white kimono collars and cherry trees. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 28 3/8"+ margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Light diagonal fold in two panels. Please see photos for details.