Masanobu: Scene from Tales of Genji
Artist: Okumura Masanobu
Title: Scene from Tales of Genji
Date: Ca. 1740
A scene from “suma”, Chapter Twelve from the Tales of Genji. Here we see Genji during his self-imposed exile, gazing into the distance. With original hand-applied pigments, including metallics that were “blown” on via a mouth-held tube. Prints from this period are quite scarce.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Trimmed at top.
Dimensions: 28.3 x 16 cm
Signature: Nihon gakô Okumura Masanobu shôhitsu (From the genuine brush of the Japanese artist, Okumura Masanobu)