Kunisada: Genji-Hana no enKunisada: Genji-Hana no en
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Kunisada: Genji-Hana no enKunisada: Genji-Hana no en
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

A lady with some tissues in her mouth, her obi lying undone behind her, is trying to put a hairpin in her hairdo. Mitsuuji, sitting on the ground with a ogi in his hand, observing the scene.

Title: Hana no en – Dai jû no maki (Under The Cherry Blossoms – Chapter No. 10)

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

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Block cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Sakanaya Eikichi (Uo-ei)

Date: 6/1858

Size: Oban-Dyptich, 36,3 x 49,4 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.

Img.: . in Andreas Marks, Genji‘s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden 2012, p. 139, No. 113., including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

€ 650,-