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Moonlight View of Tsukuda with Lady on a Balcony, from the series Fashionable Genji

Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Asian Art

MEDIUM Woodblock color print
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 1853, 11th month
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS Sheet of a: 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (37.0 x 25.8 cm) Image of a: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (36.2 x 25.8 cm) Sheet of b: 14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.2 x 25.8 cm) Image of b: 14 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. (36.5 x 25.8 cm) Sheet of c: 14 11/16 x 10 in. (37.2 x 25.4 cm) Image of c: 14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in. (36.6 x 24.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Censors' seals: Mera 米良, Watanabe 渡辺, Ox 11 丑十一 Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
    SIGNATURE Hiroshige hitsu広重筆 and Toyokuni ga 豊国画
    ACCESSION NUMBER 53.196.1a-c
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. H.S. Chapman
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1953, provenance not yet documented; by 1953, acquired by Mrs. H. S. Chapman of Brooklyn, NY; 1953, gift of Mrs. H. S. Chapman to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oban triptych depicting a woman seated in an open pavilion at the left, overlooking boats on the water at center and right. The full moon appears in the right sheet, as does the title and main signatures. Definitive Catalogue No.: Strange p. 192 Condition: Good. Cut along left edge, fold along right edge of section a; section b, corners pasted down; section c, corners pasted down. Remarks: 3 sheet prints by Hiroshige, with figures by Kunisada (signing Toyokuni)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Moonlight View of Tsukuda with Lady on a Balcony, from the series Fashionable Genji, 1853, 11th month. Woodblock color print, Sheet of a: 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (37.0 x 25.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. H.S. Chapman, 53.196.1a-c (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.196.1c_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 53.196.1c_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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