Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

(Perspective Picture of flute and koto duet, story of Jōruri and Yoshitusune)
  • Utagawa Toyoharu
    1735–1814
    born: Kansai region, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • (Perspective Picture of flute and koto duet, story of Jōruri and Yoshitusune), 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukie: Jūni dan Kangen nozu (Twelve Perspective Pictures of Twelve Layers of Musical Performances)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 242 x 362 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 261 x 382 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 15 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7518
Description
Label Text
Literature

The Jōruri-Hima (interior) playing koto with her servants, when the warrior Yoshitusune overhears and answers her chords on a flute from outside the garden gate. Jōruri sends maid Reizei with lantern to let him into the house. Gold detail on drum. Yoshitusune's servant at bottom right corner with chōchin lantern.