Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Enjoying Plum Blossoms in the Spring Mist, 1858
Comments - Beautiful scene of two beauties and a young man enjoying the plum blossoms at night. At right, Lady Murasaki smiles as she looks back over her shoulder, a fan in hand. She wears an outer robe with a design of chrysanthemums and streams over a red kimono and under robe, the white trim detailed with an embossed pattern. Her yellow obi is also lightly embossed. In the center, Kumoi-no-jo grins back at her, while the courtesan Akogi watches from the left. Her red kimono features a lion and peony blossoms. White blossoms and buds dot the branches of the ancient tree against the night sky. A lovely design.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small tears and thinning at edges, a few small holes, repaired. Please see photos for details.