Kunisada -- "Tale of Genji--Chapter 12: Suma"

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Artist Kunisada UTAGAWA
(Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Title "The Tale of Genji"
Chapter 12: "Suma"
Date 1849-53
Provenance Consigned by a NW print collector.
Series "The Tale of Genji" (54 print set)
(aka "Faithful Depictions of the Shining Prince" or "Genji Magic Lantern Pictures")
("Sono Sugata Yukari (or Murasaki) no Utsushi-e")
Publisher Izumi-ya Ichibei
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "burnishing" to black areas; "gauffrage" (embossing) to kimono undergarments; highly detailed carving. (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Slight toning; minor marks; few tiny binding holes left margin; very light wear.) Unbacked--found within/selected from a Yokohama dealer's nearly pristine print set.
Reference/Illus "Tales of Genji" reference.
Comments An attractively colorful print from Kunisada's widely popular 1849-53 "The Tale of Genji" series.
Item # EG-619 (BM-07)
Price Special $225 (Sold/BW)
$285 (Guaranteed original)