Kunisada: Genji- KiritsuboKunisada: Genji- Kiritsubo
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Kunisada: Genji- KiritsuboKunisada: Genji- Kiritsubo
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

The favourite of the Shogun, lady Hanagiri, watching her servant Sugibae bustling of with a lantern in her hand, to fetch another Kimono for the lady.

Title: Kiritsubo – dai ichi no maki (The Paulownia Pavilion – Chapter No. 1)

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, 35,8 x 49,5 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. 137, No. 105, including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

€ 700,-