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Puppet Performance, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Item Number: 894349

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 894349
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Puppet Performance, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Puppet Performance, 1857
Series; Genji in the Twelve Months

Puppet Performance, 1857 - Lovely autumn scene of Prince Genji and his attendants performing a puppet play outside the garden gate of a young beauty's home in a parody of the tale of Ushiwakamaru serenading Joruri. At left, the nobleman and a friend hold a puppet of Ushiwakamaru playing the flute high above their heads, while a young boy kneels behind them holding a puppet of a man with a lantern. Two smiling attendants greet them from the courtyard, each holding a lamp. Inside the home, the beauty plays the koto, kneeling over her instrument, accompanied by shamisen and kokyu. A full moon glows softly in the dark night sky above the grasses and blossoms. A charming design with wonderful detail and soft shading in the sky.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses at edges and holes, repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.

Puppet Performance, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Puppet Performance, 1857 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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