Kunisada II-Genji-Incense Ceremony
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Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)
Prince Genji and Prince Hotaru taking part in an Incense ceremony (Kôdô).
Chapter 32 – Umegae
Series. Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta (Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Cards)
Signature: Baichôrô Kunisada ga in Toshidama-Cartouche
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô)
Size: Oban, 35 x 24 cm
Excellent impression with brilliant colors, with embossing, gloss printing and metal pigments. Retains old album backing. Slightly trimmed margins. Very good condition.
This Genji-Series is generally considered as one of the best of Utagawa Kunisada II artistic work.
Cp.: British Museum 1973,0723,0.251973,0723,0.25, MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.21700 a.o.