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

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.

Exhibitions

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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