Princess Shikishi by B - Utagawa Kunisada
35 x 24cm
100 Poems by 100 Poets: this is poem #88 (八十八番 - hachijūhachiban) - An elegant woman before a kotsuzumi paired with a book opened to a poem by Princess Shikishi (式子内親王), Signed: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga 香蝶楼国貞画 Publisher: Sanoya Kihei Marks 446 - seal 25-210 Censors' seals: Hama and Kinugasa. There is some kind of tenuous connection to the Tale of Genji as can be seen in the various Genji mon which run in a band across the top of this print. The plant appears to be the heartvine or aoi (葵). In good condition, excellent impression and colours. Held in a double mount as shown in image.