Colors of Spring: Flowers at the Foot of the Mountain, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Colors of Spring: Flowers at the Foot of the Mountain, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Colors of Spring: Flowers at the Foot of the Mountain, 1847 - 1852

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 light embossing on the herons, 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" x 28 1/4"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss and slight thinning at edges, repaired. Vertical fold in left panel, diagonal wrinkle in center panel. Please see photos for details.

Colors of Spring: Flowers at the Foot of the Mountain, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Colors of Spring: Flowers at the Foot of the Mountain, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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