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Parody of Genji

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Parody of Genji, 1891
Ink on Paper
14 1/4 in. x 28 1/2 in. (36.2 cm x 72.39 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2004.1.18

Fine colors with rich oxidation. Fine impressions with gauffrage, burnishing and metallic pigments.


Colored ink woodblock triptych print on off-white paper.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a seated Prince Genji attended by his maids watching two actors performing on a bridge. The sun is setting in the background.

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