Kunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn nightKunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn night
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Kunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn nightKunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn night
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Kunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn nightKunisada: Prince Genji enjoying an autumn night
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865) and Utagawa Kunihisa II (1832-1891)

Prinz Genji drinking sake and enjoying the chirping of the crickets on an autumn night, accompanied by some elegant ladies.

Title: Aki no yoru mushi no ne kiku zu (Listening to the sound of the crickets on an autumn evening)

Signature: Toyokuni ga (right and middle), Kageiro Kunihisa ga (left)

Block cutter: Ôta Komakichi

Publisher: Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô)

Date: 1/1860

Size: Oban triptych, overall 36 x 73,2 cm

Very good impression in excellent colours. Retains old album backing. Three separate sheets, only marginally trimmed. A few minor stains, partly due to printing, some slight surface soiling in bottom area. Overall very good condition.
The figures of this atmospheric triptych composition were created by Kunisada and the scenery by his pupil and son-in-law Kunihisa.

Ill. in Andreas Marks, Genji‘s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden 2012, p. 222 f, No. 227 (G512). Also compare MFA Boston No. 00.1797, 00.1798, 00.1811 (creped).

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