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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Prince Genji (Mitsuuji) in attendance of two Lady´s on a boat floating in a pond during a foggy night. One lady, carrying a fan and a drum, is wearing the gown of a Shiraboyoshi dancer. The boat is surrounded by beautiful violet irises.

Title: Imayô Genji yoseru adanami (Evil Waves Approaching the Stylish Genji)

Signature: Toyokuni ga in Toshidama-Cartouche

Woodcutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Daikokuya Heikichi (Daihei, Shôjudô)

Date: 6/1855

Size: Oban Triptych, 36 x 73,5 cm

Print in very fine condition with brilliant colors, and relief printing. Sheets are not put together and are originally mounted. Very good impression of the print.

This rare Genji-Triptych is especially noticeable, because of the fine graded print and the very atmospheric landscape surroundings.

Cp.: Marks, Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Leiden 2012, Nr. G267.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Nr. RP-P-2008-158C; Waseda University Library, Bunko 30 B0151

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