The Tale of Genji: Ukifune

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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The Tale of Genji: Ukifune by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Tale of Genji: Ukifune

Comments - Handsome scene from the Ukifune (Drifting Boat) chapter of the famous "Tale of Genji." In the center, Prince Genji and a beauty sit in the front of the boat, the woman partially hiding her face behind a large folding screen. At right, a young boy sits next to a folding screen, watching as the beauty behind him waves a bamboo pole. At lower left, travelers along the shore pause to watch the ship. Above, two mandarin ducks can be seen, the shore and pine trees blanketed with snow. Clouds drift across the scene at top and bottom. An attractive design, nicely composed and detailed.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 29 1/8" + margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. Vertical fold at side of two panels. A few repairs, slight rubbing and creasing at edges.

The Tale of Genji: Ukifune by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
The Tale of Genji: Ukifune by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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