Kunisada: Spring Night Scene from Inaka Genji

Utagawa Kunisada

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Spring Night Scene from Inaka Genji
Series: Eastern Magic Lantern Slides of a Charming Figure (Yasa sugata azuma no utsushie).
Date: ca. 1848

Springtime evening scene of Prince Genji waiting seated, top right, as four beauties prepare to pay him a visit. There are spring blossoms above, and everyone looks very coy. From the blockbuster “Rustic Genji” story, that was taking Japan by storm at the time.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei
Literature: See MFA and Chazen collections online.
Signature: Toyokuni ga


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