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Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Triptych - Kunisada Genji

Japanese Edo Woodblock Print Triptych - Kunisada Genji


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: Item # 330647
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Japanese woodblock print triptych by Kunisada depicting Prince Genji inviting a woman to sit beside him by a brazier from a series titled "Faithful Depiction of Eastern Province: Edo Murasaki" published by Sanoya Kihei between 1847-1850. The series illustrates Ryutei Tanehiko's 19th century novel "An Impostor Murasaki and a Rustic Genji," which is loosely based on the main character of Murasaki Shikibu's 11th century novel "The Tale of Genji." Extremely clean and in very good overall condition with no stains, holes, or tears. The panels are not attached. A very fine glittery Japanese album backing is on the back of each panel but the backing is quite thin, so the image and baren marks are still very visible from the back. Also, the paper does not feel significantly thicker than an unbacked Edo print. The print shows only slight signs of fading. Each panel measures 14 1/4"V x 9 5/8"H. This image is illustrated on page 254 of "The Edward Burr Van Vleck Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints," Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990.