Utagawa Yoshitora, "Prince's Excursion, Asazumabune"
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The Asazumabune dance is romantic overture to demonstrate love for another and involves the use of a head covering, fan, drum, and other musical instruments. Here we see Prince Genji in the center entertaining ladies of the court with his interpretation of the Asazumabune on a pleasure boat. Note the beautifully designed landscape of buildings in the backdrop.
Size: Oban Triptych
Condition: Light wear on margins, otherwise excellent color and condition
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).
Utagawa Yoshitora (1836-1880) was a pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi whose later works focused on documenting the modernization of the Meiji-period and of his woodblock prints of foreigners (or Yokohama-e).