Kunisada II-- "Tales of the Genji--Chapter 41, Maboroshi"

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Artist Kunisada II UTAGAWA (1823-1880)
Title "Genji--Chapter 41, Maboroshi"
Date 1857
Series "Cards of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu" ("Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta")
Publisher Tsutaya Kichizo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 13 (plus confetti-printed margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to upper/lower sky and kimonos; "gauffrage" to white collars, kimono undergarment, basket's top, and cloud's gray edges; nicely visible woodgrain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. (Tiny pin-hole bottom--otherwise flawless.) Unbacked.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A interesting scene from Lady Murasaki Shikibu's famous novel of Heian-period Japan, "The Tales Of Genji."
Item # LM-07
Price $375 RESERVED (Guaranteed original)