Kunisada II-- "Tales of the Genji--Chapter 18, Matsukaze"

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Artist Kunisada II UTAGAWA (1823-1880)
Title "Genji--Chapter 18, "Matsukaze" ("Wind in the Pines")
Date 1857
Series "Cards of The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu" ("Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta")
Publisher Tsutaya Kichizo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 13 (plus confetti-printed margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading to upper sky, lower foreground, and water; "gauffrage" to title cartouche; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. (Album binding holes along right edge; some wrinkling at image corners--otherwise flawless.) Maintains original Japanese album backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments A interesting scene from Lady Murasaki Shikibu's famous novel of Heian-period Japan, "The Tales Of Genji."
Item # BG-430
Price $350 Reserved (Guaranteed original)