Re: Kunisada?

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

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

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:

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:

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