Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hotaru, Chapter 25
Series; Faithful Depictions of the Figure of the Shining Prince, 1851 - 1853
Faithful Depictions of the Figure of the Shining Prince - Lovely design from Toyokuni III's series "Faithful Depictions of the Figure of the Shining Prince." Each print illustrates a scene from a chapter in Murasaki's beloved "Tale of Genji," considered one of the greatest works of Japanese literature. Handsome views of court life and travel during various seasons are documented with a wonderful attention to detail, including luxurious fabrics and elegant architectural settings. These prints are beautifully drawn with fine line work. These attractive designs provide a terrific look at upper-class Japanese life during the time of Genji.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Image Size - 8 3/4" x 13 1/4" Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Backed with somewhat stiff paper. Small loss, repaired. Toning. Please see photos for details.