Re: woodblock ukiyo-e?


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Posted by Guy (109.134.128.224) 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.
Link:
http://www.museum.or.jp/modules/im_event/?controller=event_dtl&input%5Bid%5D=38960

Guy.


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