Akashi - Chapter 13

Toyohara Kunichika

Fifty-four Modern Feelings - Terrific woodblock from a series based on the 1828 novel "A False Murasaki's Country Genji," a parody of the famous "Tale of Genji." Chapter 13. "Akashi".

A courtesan is extinguishing a floor lamp in the early morning. A beautiful use of color and perspective. The shadow of her arm is seen inside the lamp. Her face is illuminated brightly.

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. Beautifully detailed with lively color and fine architectural or landscape settings.


Print Size: - 13 3/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition: - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Some wrinkles, not backed. 

Date: 1884

Publisher: Takegawa Seikichi