Re: I know very little about this pictur


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on September 17, 2019 at 05:51:27:

In Reply to: I know very little about this picture posted by Douglas Chumley on September 17, 2019 at 03:47:02:

This is the left sheet of a triptych by Utagawa Kunisada, signing "Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga" 国貞改二代豊国画 (Kunisada, changing name to Toyokuni II). (Kunisada is usually known as "Toyokuni III" in modern literature, but Kunisada famously felt that the previous artist to sign with the name was not a suitable inheritor of the name of their teacher and called himself Toyokuni II.) Kunisada only signed this way in about 1844-1845, so that dates the design.

In any event, the topic of this design is one of the "six jewel rivers", Ch˘fu no Tamagawa in Musashi.

Tokyo Metro Library has an impression of the full design:

http://archive.library.metro.tokyo.jp/da/detail?tilcod=0000000003-00051304

-A


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