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Chapter 31- The Cypress Pillar - 真木柱
by Kunisada 2 (1823-1880)- Kunimasa 3- Toyokuni 4 - 歌川国貞（二代）
|Artist:||Kunisada 2 (1823-1880)- Kunimasa 3- Toyokuni 4 - 歌川国貞（二代）|
|Title:||Chapter 31- The Cypress Pillar - 真木柱|
|Series:||Tale of Genji|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Oban - 大判, 23.5 x 33.5cm (image size)|
|Condition:||unbacked; album margin; a few natural pinholes; a few very light small creases;|
|Notes:||The Tale of Genji is thought to be the world's oldest novel. It was written by Murasaki Shikibu, a woman from the Heian period (11th century Japan), and chronicles the life and romances of Prince Genji.
This series is considered to be the best works by Kunisada 2. The series were designed and printed around 1857. Apparently the publisher Tsutaya Kichizo used the highest quality papers and inks for this special Genji series. Each print is identified by the “Genji mon” and title that are located in a unique cartouche in the shape of an opened clamshell. Each scene is surrounded by a beautiful speckled gold-coloured margin.
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