Original Kunisada III (1848 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Bridal Procession of a Tokugawa Princess, 1889
Comments - Terrific scene of a bridal procession making its way towards the home of the groom for the wedding ceremony. The bride rides in an enclosed palanquin featuring the three hollyhock leaf crest of the Tokugawa clan, peering shyly out the window with her sleeve held to her chin. Samurai in matching attire lead the way, with a group of ladies in waiting following behind, each with her hair wrapped with a cloth to protect it from dust. Retainers kneel respectfully on either side of the grand entrance gate to the daimyo's palace. A great design with wonderful detail. The first time we've seen this subject.
Artist - Kunisada III (1848 - 1920)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, center panel backed with paper. Small losses and thinning at corners, tear at edge, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and spots. Please see photos for details.