Kunisada -- "Tale of Genji--Chapter 02: Hahakigi"

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Artist Kunisada UTAGAWA
(Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)
Title "The Tale of Genji"
Chapter 02: "Hahakigi"
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; highly detailed carving. (VIEW representative verso "bleed-through.")
Condition Very Good +++. Excellent colors. (Two thining areas left margin; 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 # BM-11
Price $265 (Sold/KW)
(Guaranteed original)