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Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki)

Yoshitoshi Mori


This attractive stencil print (called Kappa-ban) "Murasaki Shikibu"(Lady Murasaki)  is by Yoshitoshi Mori (1898-1992). Very famous novel "Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji), which was written by Lady Murasaki-Shikibu in the Heian Period. The novel chronicled the life of Prince Genji and the people around him in the court. Countless stories, films, poems, and paintings have been made after this classic masterpiece of Japanese literature. 

Very good impression and color. His works have very unique strength and purity of line. Nice ink bleeds through Japanese handmade washi paper.

Technique: Stencil print (called Kappa-ban)
Paper size: 9 and 5/8 inches by 12 and 5/8 inches (24.5 x 32 cm)
Sheet number: H.C 
Date: 1975
Signed: Artist signed "Y. Mori" by the pencil
Condition: Good condition. Minor toning from previous framing. Tape stains on the edge of verso, it shows from the front.  However, it will be easily matted out. Minor brown line on the upper right is a fiber, not foxing. Please see the picture.


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