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Chapter 20, Genji notices a young woman in a window across a moat
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Chapter 20, Genji notices a young woman in a window across a moat, 1852, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sono sugata yukari no utsushi-e (Modern Retelling of the Tale of Genji)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 238.1 x 377.8 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 14 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 252.4 x 366.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 15/16 x 14 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0054
Label Text

Groups of male and female figures separated by a stream. On the right side of the stream are three male figures; two sitting and one standing near a footbridge. The standing figure is holding a fan. On the left side of the stream there are two female figures seen through a window.
Genji, standing by a palanquin, notices a woman appearing in a window across a stream. Genji with 2 retainers (1 holding a sword) wears a coat with Genji symbols. The woman who is with servant wears a patterned coat. Borders with Genji symbols.