Kunisada II: Genji – Sake trinken
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Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (1823-1880)
Drinking Sake by a smoking fire in autumn.
Title: Chapter 38 – Suzumushi (The bell cricket)
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 impression with brilliant colours, with embossing and very good bokashi. Old album backing with slightly trimmed margins. Small printer’s smudge, else very good condition.
This Genji series is generally considered as one of Utagawa Kunisada II’s best artistic works.
Cp.: British Museum 1973,0723,0.251973,0723,0.25, MFA Boston, Bigelow Coll. 11.44583 u.ö.