Utsusemi SOLD by Utagawa Kunisada

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Utsusemi SOLD
Reference: ukt058
Medium: Woodblock
Size: 35.6 x 49.8 cm
Date: c.1858
Price: SOLD
Further Info:
From the series: `Lasting Impressions of a Later Genji Collection`; Chapter 3, Utsusemi - Handsome image from a series of diptychs illustrating the famous Japanese novel "The Tale of Genji." Each print illustrates a chapter in Murasaki's beloved story with a scene from the life of Prince Genji, a nobleman of the Minamoto Clan. Beautifully drawn figures are accompanied by elegant furnishings, set against a background of subtle embossed patterns and clouds of confetti. Lovely detail in the sumptuous kimono fabrics and household items. A beautifully printed series dating from 1857 to 1861. Two seperate panels. Good impression and colours, with embossing, light horizontal centre fold in right hand panel, faint stain in top left hand corner of each panel, overal good condition.

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