Kunisada: Genji-SakakiKunisada: Genji-Sakaki
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

Mitsuuji, standing next to a lantern, holding one of his swords in his hands, turning to the two beauties kneeling on the floor.

Title: Sakaki – Dai jûgo  no maki (The Green Branch – Chapter No. 15, recte 13)

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

Signature: Toyokuni ga

Block cutter: Yokogawa Takejirô

Publisher: Sakanaya Eikichi (Uo-ei)

Date: 2/1858

Size: Oban-Dyptich, 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.

Image in Andreas Marks, Genji‘s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Leiden 2012, p. 141, No. 119. including a detailed description and images of all diptychs of this luxurious Genji series

€ 650,-