Kunisada II: Genji – Snow
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Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)
Prince Genji and retinue walking through a snowy landscape.
Title: Chapter 34 – Wakana no jô
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
Very good impression with brilliant colours, with embossing. Old album backing with slightly trimmed margins. Very good condition.
This Genji series is generally considered as one of Utagawa Kunisada II’s best artistic works.
Cf.: British Museum 1973,0723,0.251973,0723,0.25, MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.21748 u.ö.