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Genji and a boy attendant outside a house on a moonlit night. Colour woodcut by Kunisada II, 1857.

  • Utagawa, Kunisada, 1823-1880
Date
1857
Reference
36769i
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Description

Both figures are in fashionable attire: these prints displayed the most contemporary patterns

From a set reworking scenes from the famous tenth and eleventh century novel 'Tale of ginji' by Murasaki Shikibu: this scene shows an episode in chapter 3, the shell of the locust. Kunisada I, began the vogue for 'contemporary' versions of Genji

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], 1857.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Kōchōrō Kunisada-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark, censor's seal and set title
Line of poetry in the white shell; the red shell gives the chapter number and also the symbol linked to each chapter

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36769i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese


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