Utagawa Yoshiiku (artist).
Yorozuya Kichibei. 1860.
Color woodblock print, 14 1/2 x 10 inches, mounted to cardboard sheet. ONE SHEET ONLY of a triptych.. The title of the tripytch of which this was the right hand sheet is Edo Murasaki, a play on the word Murasaki, the author of the Tale of Genji and the color purple: a sumptuous, luxurious, mood, since the color was very expensive & exclusive to nobility at one time. The tripytch shows a cherry blossom viewing party. Item #49701