Comments - Beautiful triptych of Prince Genji looking at scrolls and books presented to him by several beauties. He sits at right, wearing a striking black coat patterned with herons, smiling as a woman unrolls a landscape scroll on the floor before him. A young man kneels in the center looking up eagerly, the woman behind him holding out a black lacquer box. At left, a beauty in a blue kimono bordered with irises pushes a lacquer cart stacked with books. The interior is beautifully decorated with panels at left depicting wisteria blossoms, a piece of furniture with a large floral pattern, and drapery at right with a design of phoenixes and blue and white clouds. Includes deluxe printing treatments, with faint embossing on the herons, a subtle burnished geometric pattern on the young man's blue kimono, and burnishing on the black kimono and lacquer furnishings. A lovely design, also in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
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. Slight paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. A few holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning, slight paper remnants at side. Please see photos for details.
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