Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Moon, 1847 - 1852
Comments - Beautiful scene of Prince Genji and two women relaxing on a verandah at night, enjoying a view of the moon. The young nobleman sits on a cushion holding a shakuhachi flute, one elbow resting on the railing as he looks out over the water. The beauty at right smiles shyly behind her sleeve, holding a fan with a Genji symbol on it. A koto sits on the floor before her, the promise of musical entertainment to come. At left, another beauty ties up a reed blind, a mokkin or Japanese xylophone resting at her feet, the instrument beautifully decorated. A full moon glows softly in the evening sky above the silhouettes of trees along the shore. A truly lovely Edo era print, beautifully drawn with wonderful detail in the household furnishings and soft shading in the trees. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection. Would make a very attractive display.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 29"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. A few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.