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Edo Murasaki Gojuyon-cho
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Edo Murasaki Gojuyon-cho


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Toyokuni III drew the portrait of an unidentified Kabuki actor in the lower portion of this print. His student Kunisato filled in the background with an illustration from a chapter in "Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji" ("Fake Murasaki's Country Genji"). In this scene, the hero Mitsuuji pays a visit to one of his lovers behind her folding screens, where she has retreated during a frightening typhoon.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kunimasa monjin Hirosada (?); [Signature] Toyokuni ga; monjin (student) Kunisato (?); [Date Seal] Ne juichi; [Date Seal Translation] Rat 11 (November 1852)
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986

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Period
1852 (late Edo)
Medium
mulberry paper, pigments
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.133
Measurements
14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in. (36.5 x 25 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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