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Diptych: Race Across the Uji River
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Diptych: Race Across the Uji River

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Description Mounting strong horses, the rival Genji generals Sasaki Takatsuna (left) and Kajiwara Kagesue (right) race each other across the Uji River. Takatsuna gains the lead by trickery-he causes Kagesue to stop by calling out, "Your saddle girth is loose!" The two have been sent by their commander Yoshitsune, who was engaged in 1184 in quelling the rebellious forces of Yoshinaka, his first cousin.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Gototei Kunisada ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986

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ca. 1820 (late Edo)
mulberry paper, pigments
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each panel: 14 7/8 x 10 3/16 in. (37.78 x 25.88 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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