Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Boating in the Chinese Style, 1847 - 1852
Comments - Lovely image of two beauties enjoying a boat ride, their two young attendants manning an oar and boat pole as they gently glide along the water. Their ornate boat is beautifully decorated with a dragon along the side and a sacred jewel and red flames on the curved prow. The girls wear exotic Chinese robes trimmed with ruffles, and elegant hair ornaments. At left, Prince Genji and a couple of women watch from a verandah overlooking the lake, wisteria hanging from a trellis out over the water. Above, with footbridges connect small islands. A charming scene with beautiful detail and attractive color. Would make a handsome display.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning and a few small tears at edges, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.