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Vestiges of the 54 Chapters of Genji: Chapter 1, Kiritsubo

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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Vestiges of the 54 Chapters of Genji: Chapter 1, Kiritsubo, 1864-1865
Ink and colors on paper
14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (36.1 x 24.4 cm)


Object Type: print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.28


Alternate Title: Omokage Genji Gojuyo-jo: Kiritsubo

Commentary
The drawing inside the fan-shaped inset was done by Hiroshige II. This is from Chapter 1, "Kiritsubo." The censor was Aratame.

Embossed patterns of shells and waves on background.

Marks
The work bears two signatures: "Kochoro Kunisada" (bottom right) and "Rissho" (upper right, inset. The inset was done by Hiroshige II).

Medium
Colored ink woodblock print

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