Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

1797-1861

Comparisons of the Five Elements: Water, Ukifune
(Mitate gogyo: Mizu, Ukifune)

titled on the right sheet at upper right within the red cartouche Mitate gogyo: Mizu, and to the left Ukifune, each sheet signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga, with artist's Kiri seal, followed by the censor's seals Kinugasa (Kinugasa Fusajiro), Murata (Murata Heiemon), and publisher's seal Sanoki (Sanoya Kihei, Kikakudo), ca. 1851-52

oban tate-e triptych 15 by 30 1/4 in., 38 by 76.7 cm

References:
Andreas Marks, Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints, 2012, p. 90, no. 24
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (collections.mfa.org), accession no. 11.16063-4
(inv. no. 10-5177)

price: Sold

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