Kunisada: Genji-UtsusemiKunisada: Genji-Utsusemi
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Kunisada: Genji-UtsusemiKunisada: Genji-Utsusemi
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Standing in front of a mirror, a lady dressing herself in a beautiful Kimono. A young man from the court, carrying a tablet with incense, turning around to take a short glimpse at her.

Title: Utsusemi – Dai san no maki (The Cicada Shell – Chapter No. 3)

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

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Block cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Sakanaya Eikichi (Uo-ei)

Date: 3/1858

Size: Oban-Diptych, 36,2 x 49,2 cm

Beautiful print, 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. 107. including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series.

€ 580,-