Kunisada: Genji-AsagaoKunisada: Genji-Asagao
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Kunisada: Genji-AsagaoKunisada: Genji-Asagao
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Mitsuuji sitting at a desk, holding his brush in his hand, the poem he just wrote, causing the young beauty to cover her mouth coyly with her sleeve.

Title: Asagao – Dai nijû no maki (The Morning Glory – Chapter No. 20)

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 49,3 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. 144, No. 124. including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series

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