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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
Color Print Contest of the Modern Genji: Chapter 23, Hatsune , 1852
Woodblock print on paper
9 7/8 x 21 1/2 in. (25.15 x 54.61 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Period: Edo, Late (1789-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2021.1.16

From the series, "Ima Genji Nishiki-e Awase" {The Color Print Contest of the Modern Genji). Chapter
23, "Hatsune". A court lady is holding a twigI, on which a bush warbler is singing the first sound of the

Signature Toyokuni ga.

Woodblock print. Embossed. Background color is partially oxidized.

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