Hiroshige: Prince Genji and Lover in the Night Garden. This work was a joint effort of Hiroshige and Kunisada, Hiroshige supplying the landscape. (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Prince Genji and Lover in the Night Garden. This work was a joint effort of Hiroshige and Kunisada, with Hiroshige supplying the landscape.
Series: Elegant Prince Genji (Fûryû Genji)
Prince Genji and a female companion visit a beautiful “Garden at Night” (Yoru no niwa) complete with Mini Fuji in the backgraound. She holds aloft a lantern, creating a magical effect. Hiroshige was responsible for the landscape, while Kunisada drew the figures, as each at this point were known as specialists. The night sky features an oxidizing lead pigment to make the night more dark and mysterious.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
Literature: For another impression, see the FAMSF.
Signature: Hiroshige ga/Toyokuni ga