Comments - Lovely triptych of the young Prince Genji enjoying an afternoon in a garden alongside a winding stream. He sits on a low platform covered with tatami mats, a folding fan in one hand and a brush in the other as he prepares to add a verse to it. He smiles happily at the kneeling beauty at left, who is examining a poem slip. At right, another woman approaches carrying an elegant black lacquer tobacco set. She wears an intricately patterned gray kimono tied with a floral print obi, her hair arranged in a smooth bun adorned with small clusters of flowers. The garden is filled with bush clover covered with yellow blossoms. A charming scene with wonderful color and detail, and fine bokashi shading in the blue sky.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 3/8” x 29 7/8”
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Three separate panels. Some soiling. A couple holes, repaired. Please see photos for details.
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