Posted by Guy (18.104.22.168) on November 18, 2014 at 10:30:09:
In Reply to: woodblock ukiyo-e? posted by sandy on November 17, 2014 at 20:45:52:
The print title reads 源氏姿花の宴, 'Genji sugata hana no utage'. My tentative translation should be: 'The appearance of Genji as a cherry blossom on the way to a banquet'. Please correct me if I have it wrong. The cherry blossom is probably a 'mitate' for the courtesan, depicted together with her attendant. I'm not sure if the print is part of a larger series; Kunisada II is a somewhat neglected artist and his works are not well mapped at present.
Another copy of this print was shown at a exhibition of prints on crepe paper.
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