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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:A Mitate Version of the Tale of Genji
Date Made:1770-1886
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 18 in x 14 in; 45.7 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 11/16 in x 10 1/16 in; 37.3 cm x 25.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in cartouche): [Japanese character, Toyokuni ga]; SEAL: recot, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Shingo]; SEAL: recot, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Aratame]; SEAL: recot, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Sen'ichi].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.27.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

A vertical interior scene of a servant girl in blue and white kimono delivers toilet articles to a young prince in light green kimono sitting on green-and-orange mat to the left. A blue screen to the left and cherry blossoms visible through the open shoji (sliding doors).

Ukiyo-e; parody; stories; men; servants; interiors

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