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A Japanese wood block print by UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI, from the series of the Hotaru 螢 (No. 25 Fireflies).

Genji kumo ukiyoe awase 源氏雲浮世絵合 (Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji). Depicting Tamiya Iemon with his servant Akiyama Chobei, a woman behind them, her shadowing revealing her true form as the ghost of his murdered wife Oiwa. Poem inscribed above. Measurement of motif 24,5x36 cm.

Grey passepartout, not framed. Wear.

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British Museum has a copy of this print. no Registration number 2008,3037.17425.

Literature

Robinson, 1982, S45; Each of the fifty-four chapters of The Tale of Genji is named and is associated with a crest called a 'Genji-mon'. In this series, each of the first fifty-four prints portray various scenes from history, legend, and literature that are suggested by a specific chapter of the novel and the appropriate Genji-mon is shown in the upper left cartouche with a poem. This series consists of one design for each of the fifty-four chapters and six supplementary designs.

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