Original Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Moon-viewing Party with the Suma Koto in the Bedroom, 1861
Comments - Handsome scene of Prince Genji and beauties enjoying a moon viewing party from a verandah at Suma. He smiles happily as he looks up at the night sky, one hand resting atop a koto on a low red lacquer table at his side. At left, a beauty carries in a tray holding graduated sake cups and a miniature scene of a thatched-roof house and pine tree, the tray top decorated with splashing waves. At right, a princess smiles as she admires the view, holding her sleeve to her chin. Outside, pine branches frame a view of a lake with trees in dark silhouette lining the opposite shore. A charming design, beautifully detailed with burnishing on the black kimono at left, and embossing on the white kimono collars and trim.
Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Losses and holes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details.