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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):Torii Kiyonaga
Culture:Japanese (1752-1815)
Title:Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune) serenading Jorurihime [Lady Joruri] by flute
Date Made:about 1785 (Tenmei 5)
Type:Print
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 27 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in; 70.5 cm x 37.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyonaga ga]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyonaga ga]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiyonaga ga]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Eiju han]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Eiju han]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Eiju han]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [circle with three black dots beneath a mountain shape]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [circle with three black dots beneath a mountain shape]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [circle with three black dots beneath a mountain shape].
Accession Number:  MH 2000.551.3.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
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Description:
A reproduction of the originally triptych design of the story of Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune), the young man in a green-and-red garment to the very left, serenading Joruri Hime (Lady Joruri) by flute. Lady Joruri is standing in white-and-red kimono on the veranda of a house to the right. Eight other servents or relatively lower-status women with lanterns in various lavish kimono are passing the message from Ushiwakamaru to the Lady. Another servent sitting behind the Lady serving tea. Originally published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo). MH 1973.362.Q.RII is another design of the same story.

Tags:
stories; legends; lovers; night; landscapes; interiors

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