Kunisada: Genji-Sakaki Kunisada: Genji-Sakaki

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

Mitsuuji, standing next to a lantern and holding one of his swords in his hands, turns to two beauties kneeling on the floor with portable lanterns.

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), Edo

Date: 2/1858

Size: Oban diptych, 36,3 x 49,3 cm

Very good ipmression and colours, with embossing, two separate unbacked sheets, at the inner margins some small, professionally restored pinholes, overall in excellent condition.

Ill. 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,-