Summer Section, 1856 - Terrific view inside a teahouse with Prince Genji walking along the hallway of the upper story. He wears a blue coat over his patterned kimono, smiling as he looks over his shoulder. A beauty stands close behind him, holding her kimono sleeve to her chin. In a room at left, one beauty dozes with her head on a pillow as her companion wakes up at the visitor's arrival, pushing the quilt back as she sits up. Several men look over the railing at right at a beauty below fanning her back, her kimono pushed down to the waist. A man stands nearby, smiling and drying the side of his face with his robe after taking a bath. An intriguing subject with wonderful detail in the lively figures and architectural setting. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. Small losses and slight thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, stains at edge. Please see photos for details.