Title: Genji gojuyojo hattan - Yokobue. Prince Genji seated waiting to examine a sword, from the series 54 chapters of the tale of Genji. 37th volume
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786 - 1864)
Signature: Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi
Date: Ca. 1861
Size: Each sheet approx 37.5cm x 25.5cm. Format: 2 oban diptych
Reference: S.Izzard: 'For the first edition, the publisher ordered the finest-quality pigments and expensive techniques and materials such as blind printing, gold dust and decorative papers'. Kunisada's World, page 170.
Impression: Very good, embossed paper and gauffrage
Colors: Very good
Condition: Very good, not backed.