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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III); Moriya Jihei, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1786–1864); Japanese (active ca. 1797–1886)
Title:The Eighth Month ('Hazuki'), from the series "Among the Twelve Fashionable Months" ('Fūryū jūnikagetsu no uchi')
Date Made:1830–1832
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 14 1/16 in x 9 11/16 in; 35.7 cm x 24.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.332
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

vertical ōban; nishiki-e; bijinga

Label Text:
The title of this print the series can be found in the blue cartouche at upper-left. The artist's signature is at middle-left and reads "Kōchōrō Kunisada ga" ('drawn by Kōchōrō Kunisada'), a signature employed by the artist from 1824–1861. Directly beneath the signature are the circular kiwame seal of the censor and the mark of publisher Moriya Jihei of the firm Kinshindō, a stylized version of the kanji "mori" ('forest') beneath a single-peaked mountain.

Other impressions of this print can be found in the collections of the Boston MFA (acc. no. 34.436) and Ritsumeikan University, Tokyo (acc. no. Z0172-314).

children; mothers; musical instruments; purple

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