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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Monaka no tsuki iro no kusabana [Colorful Flowering Grasses in the Light of the Full Moon]
Date Made:1847
Type:Print
Materials:Colored inks on paper; woodcut
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 14 13/16 in x 29 5/8 in; 37.6 cm x 75.2 cm; Mat: 21 1/2 in x 36 3/8 in; 54.6 cm x 92.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink in left print): [Japanese character, Kochoro Toyokuni ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink in cartouche in central print): [Japanese character, Monaka no tsuki iro no kusabana]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink in central print): [Japanese character, Kunisada sha Toyokuni ga]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (blakc ink in cartouche in right print): [Japanese character, Toyokuni ga]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink in left print): [Japanese character, Tsutaya Kichizo]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink in left print): [Japanese character, Muramatsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink in left print): [Japanese character, Fuku]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink in central print): [Japanese character, Tsutaya Kichizo]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink in central print): [Japanese character, MuramatsuSEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink in central print): [Japanese character, Fuku]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in right print): [Japanese character, Fuku]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in right print): [Japanese character, Tsutaya Kichizo]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in right print): [Japanese character, Muramatsu]
Accession Number:  MH 1988.7.7
Credit Line:Gift of Jim and Barbara Betts (Barbara Hall, Class of 1951) in memory of Lillian and Stuart Stoke
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Description:
A triptych of three oban-size prints: the left print features a male figure handing a sword over to a female figure, the central print is a male figure in light brown kimono standing in the ground, the right print features two female figures chatting in a balcony.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; night

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