Kunisada: Genji-YûgaoKunisada: Genji-Yûgao
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Kunisada: Genji-YûgaoKunisada: Genji-Yûgao
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

The lady Tasogare is sitting in front of a floral arrangement, covering two bolsters with paper, Mitsuuji turning to her with his sword in his hand.

Title: Yûgao – Dai go no maki (The Twilight Beauty – Chapter No. 5)

Series: Genji goshû yojô (Lasting Impressions of a Late Genji Collection)

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Block cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Sakanaya Eikichi (Uo-ei)

Date: 2/1858

Size: Oban-Diptych, 36,2 x 49,4 cm

Very good print and colours with embossing, two separate unbaked sheets, at the inner edges some small, professionally restored pin holes, altogether in perfect condition.

Image in Andreas Marks, Genji‘s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden 2012, p. 138, No. 109., including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

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