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Woodblock print - Genji shohikubai no uchi: Ume.
  • Genji shohikubai no uchi: Ume.
    Utagawa Kunisada I, born 1786 - died 1864
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Genji shohikubai no uchi: Ume.

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Utagawa Kunisada I, born 1786 - died 1864 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing, colour print from wood blocks on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Edward David Stern (part of the Sir Edward David Stern collection).

  • Museum number:

    E.259-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Landscape format triptych, depicting a man, identified as Prince Genji, with two elaborately dressed ladies. The trio are on a balcony, surrounded by plum-blossom, overlooking a river, which has a bridge goaing across it. There is also a boat sailing on the river. The triptych is signed 'Kunisada gwa.'

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1848 (made)

Artist/maker

Utagawa Kunisada I, born 1786 - died 1864 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Printing, colour print from wood blocks on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Kunisada gwa
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 13.375 in, Width: 28 in

Descriptive line

'Genji shohikubai no uchi: Ume.', woodblock print by Kunisada, Japan, ca. 1848.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Boat; Blossom; River; Bridge

Categories

Prints

Collection

East Asia Collection

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