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Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)


Four Seasons of Genji by Joint Brushes: Spring at Mount Arashi
(Genji gappitsu shiki: Haru Arashiyama)

signed on the right sheet, Oju ki-o Toyokuni ga (by request, with happiness [at the age of 77] drawn by Toyokuni), and on the left sheet, Hiroshige ga, with block carver's seal of Katada Chojiro, publisher's seal of Fujiokaya Keijiro, and censor's date seal, inu-juichi aratame (year of the dog [1862], 11th month, approved), 1862

oban tate-e triptych 30 1/8 by 14 5/8 in., 76.5 by 37 cm

Utagawa Kunisada collaborated with Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797-1858) on thirteen Genji-themed 'joint brush' triptychs, with Kunisada designing figures within landscapes provided by Hiroshige. After Hiroshige's passing in 1858, Kunisada began to work with his successor, Hiroshige II. Between 1859 and 1864, the Kunisada and Hiroshige II issued a total of fifteen Genji-themed triptychs together.

Andreas Marks, Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints, 2012, pp. 222; 230-231, cat. no. 239
(inv. no. 10-5071)

price: $ 1,800


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Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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