Enjoying the Cool of the Evening at the Shijo Riverbed, 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Enjoying the Cool of the Evening at the Shijo Riverbed, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Enjoying the Cool of the Evening at the Shijo Riverbed, 1852

Comments - Terrific triptych of Prince Genji and a group of beauties enjoying the cool evening breezes on the riverbed at Shijo in Kyoto. Tatami mats and a floral patterned rug are spread across platforms on the riverbank, with the young prince sitting on a cushion at right. An attendant holds his arm as he watches the two women in the center arm wrestling, smiling with amusement. A beauty and a young girl approach from the left, carrying refreshments, a small basket of melons cooling in the water below. An island behind them is crowded with additional groups escaping the heat of the day to enjoy food and entertainment along the water. Teahouses line the opposite shore, strung with glowing red paper lanterns, and misty clouds drift across the mountains in the distance. A delightful scene of this favorite summer pastime.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 28 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at corners, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Enjoying the Cool of the Evening at the Shijo Riverbed, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Enjoying the Cool of the Evening at the Shijo Riverbed, 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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