The Morning Glories, c. 1850
Ink on Paper
14 1/16 in. x 28 3/8 in. (35.72 cm x 72.07 cm)
Signed Ichiyosai Toyokuni on the center sheet. Signed Kochoro Toyokuni on the left and right sheets.
Colored ink woodblock print; oban triptych.
Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a bijin with long black free flowing hair standing at a gate holding out an uchiwa, on top of which lie 5 morning glories, which she presents as a greeting to the handsome young Prince Genji. Genji waits outside his palanquin while his attendants receive a message written on a fan from Yugao (on the right).
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