Kunisada: Genji-AoiKunisada: Genji-Aoi
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Kunisada: Genji-AoiKunisada: Genji-Aoi
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Mitsuuji, standing in front of a basin, washing his face in the morning at his side, a timid young lady kneeling in front of a washing vat with a can and a towel.

Title: Aoi – Dai jûyon maki (Heart-to-Heart – Chapter No. 14)

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

Size: Oban-Diptych, 36,3 x 49,3 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. 141, No. 117. including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

€ 700,-