Hiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting EnoshimaHiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting Enoshima
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Hiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting EnoshimaHiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting Enoshima
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Hiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting EnoshimaHiroshige II & Kunisada: Genji visiting Enoshima
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Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869) und Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Prinz Genji (Mitsuuji) leaning on his travel palanquin, as his female companions gather seashells on the beach. Behind them a land bridge leads to Enoshima island, on which the famous sanctuary of the lucky goddess Benzaiten is situated.

Title: Sôshû Enoshima (Enoshima in Sagami province)

Signatures: Ki-ô Toyokuni hitsu, Hiroshige ga

Engraver: Koizumi Minokichi

Publisher: Moriya Jihei

Date: 10/1861

Size: Oban triptych, overall c. 36,7 x 76,5 cms

Brilliant impression and colours, with embossing and visible woodgrain. Sheets untrimmed, neither backed nor assembled. Some faint creasing, few faint small stains, a small white plate stain flaw on bottom of left sheet. Small paper remnants of previous attachment on the top back corners. Overall excellent condition. Each sheet with a small red unidentified collector’s seal on back side.

A particularly attractive image – and obviously being extremely rare – that was created by the collaboration of the two masters Hiroshige II (designing the landscape) and Kunisada (drawing the persons).

Only illustrated in:  Andreas Marks, Kunisada’s Tôkaidô. Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden, 2013, p 178, No. 176 (G519).

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