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Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)

An ambush on a lady sitting in a palanquin during a stormy and rainy night.

Chapter 35 – Wakana no ge

Series. Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta (Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Cards)

Signature: Baichôrô Kunisada ga in Toshidama-Cartouche

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô)

Date: 10/1857

Size: Oban, 35 x 24 cm

Very fine impression of the print with brilliant colors, relief and lacquer printing. Mounted on the original backing, slightly trimmed margins. Very good condition.

This Genji-Series is generally considered as one of the best out of Utagawa Kunisada II artistic work.

Cp.: British Museum 1973,0723,0.251973,0723,0.25, MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.21737 a.o.