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Utagawa Kunisada II

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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards ch 16 Yomogiu, 1857
Woodblock print on paper
13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (35.31 x 23.88 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2021.1.31

From "Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta" ("Cards of the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu"), Chapter 15. "Yomogiu". Prince Genji and a beauty in a living room. Koto, a Japanese traditional string musical instrument, is lying behind Genji.

Signature "Kochoro Kunisada"

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