Comments - Terrific scene of Prince Genji and his companions enjoying an evening of musical entertainment in a fine palace. One young nobleman plays the koto, while the two others play the biwa or Japanese lute and a flute. They are seated around an ornate brazier piled with red hot coals. At right, two women sit quietly enjoying the performance, while at left, a matron reaches for a lacquer tray carried in by a beauty. The room opens onto a verandah with blossoming cherry trees framing the night sky. Wonderful detail in the elegant fabrics and interior furnishings, including embossing on the pink and yellow kimono, embossing on the white kimono trim, and burnishing on the black kimono and coat and the black lacquer frames of the sliding panels. A lovely design, beautifully detailed, also in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Diagonal folds. Small losses and thinning at edge, a couple holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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