Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • #27, circa 1847–1852, 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: 242 x 353 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 257 x 373 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0362

Outdoor scene with three female figures standing to the right of a male figure seated on the ground. One of the women is holding a large umbrella. The man is holding a fan. Illustrates Inaka Gneji visting Temple, Genji symbols in border.