Original Masao Ebina (1913 - 1980) Japanese Woodblock Print
Utsusemi, Chapter 3
Series; The Tale of Genji
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Masao Ebina's Tale of Genji - Noted artist Masao Ebina's elegant series "The Tale of Genji" was released in a limited deluxe edition of only 200 sets in 1953. Each of the fifty-four designs illustrates a chapter of this beloved Japanese novel. As Murasaki’s "Tale of Genji" is a very early work of Japanese literature, Masao created these lovely designs using the Kano School style of painting, with a classic sense of flattened perspectives, simplified figures, and a rich color palette. The perspective is often from above, as if looking down into the rooms of the palace, offering an intimate glimpse of the life inside. His images have a romantic, dreamy quality the captures the subject beautifully. Many designs are accented with shimmering silver or gold mica. These fantastic prints from Masao's Genji series are a wonderful depiction of upper-class life during the Heian era. A great choice for anyone interested in this timeless tale.
Artist - Masao Ebina (1913 - 1980)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 12" + margins
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Paper remnants or thinning on reverse at top edge from original publisher mounting. Some prints have a few light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.