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Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)


A Pictorial Commentary on One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets: Poem by Sojo Henjo, No. 12
(Hyakunin isshu esho: Juni, Sojo Henjo)

signed Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (Kunisada changing his name to Toyokuni II) with his Toshidama seal, censor's seal Mura (Murata Sahei), followed by the publisher's seal Sanoki (Sanoya Kihei of Taihodo), ca. 1844-47

oban tate-e 14 1/4 by 9 7/8 in., 36.1 by 25.2 cm

The poem by Sojo Henjo are presented as the front and back of one card:

upper card (front):
amatsu kaze
kumo no kayoiji
fuki tojiyo

lower card (back):
tome no sugata
shiba shiba todo memu

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (, accession nos. 11.42925, 11.15690, 34.366, and 11.15691 (multiple designs from this series)
(inv. no. 10-5190)

price: $ 900


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