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center of triptych of 23rd chapter of Inaka Genji
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • center of triptych of 23rd chapter of Inaka Genji, 1862, 4th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 349.3 x 245.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William D. Paden
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0063
Description

Standing Genji figure with round fan that has 23rd chapter of Genji mon. The figure is standing on a block floating on water. There are steps on the left side.
Man in yukata decorated with chidori and net design, holds fan marked with the symbol for the 23rd chapter of the Tales of Genji. Unused lantern at TR corner with colored tassels. Stands on series of square rocks palced in flowing stream. Stairway to left. Center panel of triptych.