Original Kuniteru (active circa 1820 - 1860) Japanese Woodblock Print
Songs of the Four Seasons: Summer, 1853
Comments - Handsome scene of Prince Genji and his companions enjoying a summer evening in a garden. He relaxes on the step in the center, grinning happily as a young girl pours water into a lacquer basin for him to wash his hand in, a towel hanging on a rack nearby. At right, a beauty in a red kimono patterned with folding fans gestures at the oversize morning glories on a trellis, with hydrangea blossoms below. At left, a young woman carries out a tobacco set as a small dog plays at the hem of her robe. Wonderful detail in the elegant palace setting and household furnishings. Includes embossing on the white kimono trim, and subtle burnished patterns on Genji's violet robe and on the dark blue-green kimono of the kneeling woman at left. A lovely design.
Artist - Kuniteru (active circa 1820 - 1860)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 28 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Creasing, slight soiling and rubbing at edges, a couple small spots. Please see photos for details.