Tale of Genji.

Kunichika: Usugumo - Chapter 19

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Toyohara Kunichika 

Fifty-four Modern Feelings - From a series based on the 1828 novel "A Fake Murasaki's Country Genji," a parody of the famous "Tale of Genji."

This is from Chapter 19, "Usugumo". A woman, who is spinning thread has a visitor. 

Kunichika has illustrated the chapters of the story with updated, modern beauties dressed in the contemporary fashions of the day. These lovely designs include women in scenes from everyday life, from an elegant courtesan dressing and beauties writing poems or arranging flowers, to a wife preparing a meal or watching a child. 

 

Condition: Margins as shown, great color and condition, backed on paper.

Date: 1884

Publisher: Takegawa Seikichi