Comments - Charming scene from the story "The False Murasaki and the Country Genji," a parody of the beloved "Tale of Genji" which recounts the adventures of Mitsuuji, the Country Genji. The young man waits at left beside the mosquito netting hung around a bed, smiling happily, a fan in one hand. He watches as his sweetheart Katsuragi emerges from under the netting, delighted to find a love letter from him on the floor. A samurai kneeling beside her gestures toward the message, which has arrived in a black lacquer container, while an attendant carries in a lamp at right. Mitsuuji wears a kamishimo shaded in soft tones and patterned with curving grasses, delicate leaves, and tiny white blossoms. A woman kneels at his side, giggling into her kimono sleeve, her black obi burnished with a geometric pattern. A lovely subject with wonderful detail.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 29"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small holes, repaired. A couple light creases. Please see photos for details.
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