Kunisada: Genji-SuetsumuhanaKunisada: Genji-Suetsumuhana
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Kunisada: Genji-SuetsumuhanaKunisada: Genji-Suetsumuhana
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

A leisurely dressed beauty, leaning at a go-table, reads aloud from a long scroll. Another beauty, with her hair hanging loose, is listening to the reading, on the floor a basin with a miniature landscape.

Title: Suetsumuhana – Dai yon maki (The Safflower – Chapter No. 4)

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

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Block cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Sakanaya Eikichi (Uo-ei)

Date: 12/1857

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. 108., including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

€ 720,-