Flowers in Full Bloom, 1847 - 1852

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Flowers in Full Bloom, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Flowers in Full Bloom, 1847 - 1852

Comments - Beautiful triptych depicting Prince Genji reading a letter beneath a cherry tree in full bloom. He relaxes on a bench covered with a cloth, smiling as he looks up from the long message. The beauty at left smiles shyly back, lifting the edge of a robe draped over her head. She holds a black lacquer box tied with a cord in her outstretched hand. At right, a woman serves as the young nobleman's sword bearer, holding his weapon upright. She wears a blue kimono shaded to yellow with a pattern of irises and flowing water. Pink and white cherry blossoms frame the blue sky, with flowering yellow shrubs along the water's edge below. A lovely spring subject, detailed with embossing on the white kimono trim and letter.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 7/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Horizontal folds. Wormholes, repaired. Light creasing throughout.

Flowers in Full Bloom, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Flowers in Full Bloom, 1847 - 1852 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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