Kunisada(Toyokuni III)-Genji-At the lake Biwa Kunisada(Toyokuni III)-Genji-At the lake Biwa Kunisada(Toyokuni III)-Genji-At the lake Biwa

 

Kunisada(Toyokuni III)-Genji-At the lake BiwaKunisada(Toyokuni III)-Genji-At the lake Biwa
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Utagawa Kunisada II (Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)

A scene by night at the lake Biwa: The hero of the Story „The rural prince Genji“, Mitsuuji, standing in the middle with a bow in his hand, to his right the lady Karaginu with a torch and on the left kneeling her step daughter with a paddle in her hand.

Title: Mii no banshô (Evening Bell at Mii Temple)

Series: Ômi hakkei no uchi (The Eight Views of Ômi)

Signature: Nidaime Kunsada ga (ri.), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (mi.), Ichijusai Kunisada ga (le.)

Publisher: Tsutaya Kichiuzô

Date: 1851

Size: Oban Triptych, 37,8 x 75,7 cm (foolscap)

Very fine print with brilliant colors, great Bokashi and metal pigments (oxidized). The wood grain is visible, single sheets with nearly full margins, not mounted und not put together. Some small print stains, at the lower right corner a small restoration. All together in perfect condition.

This Triptych is out of an early and very atmospheric Genji-Series by Kunisada II.

Cp.:Marks, Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Leiden 2012, Nr. G348-05, S. 98, Abb. 32 (Color Variation).

MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. Nr. 11.17334-6 a.o.

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