Fifty-four Chapters of the False Genji - A charming scene from Kunisada II's series based on the 1828 novel "A Fake Murasaki's Country Genji," a parody of the famous "Tale of Genji." The series illustrates the adventures of Mitsuuji, the Country Genji, and his encounters with the upper class. These beautiful images feature sumptuous kimono fabrics and elegant accessories, drawn with fine line work and rich color. Each print has a decorative fan inset with verse at the top and figures below. Nicely detailed with a faint overall embossed pattern of seashells and waves in the background, and embossed fold lines on the fan. The decorative border features Genji symbols. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has many prints from this series in its collection. A great Edo era subject.
Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Several small wormholes and holes, repaired, blends well. Slight soiling, a few creases. Some prints have slight rubbing. Please see photos for a sense of individual detail. Generally in good condition overall.
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