Re: Kunisada?


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Posted by Alec W. (76.98.179.206) on December 08, 2018 at 04:07:08:

In Reply to: Kunisada? posted by H Laroo on December 07, 2018 at 17:50:20:

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The signature reads "香蝶樓國貞画" ("Kōchōrō Kunisada ga"), which was a signature used by Kunisada I from about 1825 until he started signing "Toyokuni" in 1844.

The text in the title cartouche reads "源氏物語 浮舟の巻" ("Genji monogatari : ukifune no maki"), and refers to a chapter in the Tale of Genji.

This print is the right panel of a triptych design; see the whole design in the collection of the Waseda University Library:

http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/html/bunko30/bunko30_b0394/index.html

Waseda does not give an original publication date, but I suspect this belongs to the 1843/1844 series listed as "Tale of Genji / Genji monogatari / 源氏物語" on Horst Graebner's site:

http://www.kunisada.de/Liste/kunisada-liste4.htm


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