Kunisada II: Genji – Walk to the Teehouse
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Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)
An elder noblewoman with her attendants on the garden path leading to a tea house on the waterfront.
Title: Chapter 21 – Otome
Series: Series: Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta (Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Cards)
Signature: Baichôrô Kunisada ga in Toshidama cartouche
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô)
Size: Oban, 35 x 24 cm
Very good print with brilliant colours, embossing and metal pigment (oxidized). Old album backing with slightly trimmed margins. Very good condition.
This Genji series is generally considered as one of Utagawa Kunisada II’s best artistic works.
Cf. British Museum 1973,0723,0.251973,0723,0.25, MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.21708 a.o.