Utagawa Kunisada – Hahakigi (Genji Chapter 2)


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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)(1786–1864),
Title: Chapter 2: Hahakigi, from the series The modern collection of genji in colour prints (ima genji nishiki-e awase)
Multi-colour woodblock print (nishiki-e brocade print); ink and colour on paper
Vertical chûban; 24.6 x 18.0 cm
Edo period
, dated 1853
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô)
Signed: Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors’ seals: Hama, Magome, Date: Ox 1

A print from one of Kunisada’s most successful chuban series. There is some creasing to the lower right, with the other edges lightly cropped, but the colours are fresh and clear, with fine blind printing. A good example.


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