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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

In a spring night: Shining Genji and two elegant beauties are standing under an old widely ramified plum tree with white blossoms glowing in the dark.

Title: Niwa Asobi (Playing in the Garden)

Signature: Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (right and left) Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (centre).

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô

Censors' seals: Muramatsu and Yoshimura

Date: 1847/48

Size: Oban triptych, ca. 36,7 x 75 cm

Perfect impression and colours. Nearly full margins. Not mounted. Single sheets not put together. Three lower corners with tiny folds. All in all perfect condition. A very nice and rare Genji triptych.

Fig. Marks, Genji’s World, pp 173, No 167, p 261, No G 139.

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