Description Mitsuuji shows off sketchbooks he made while exiled in the countryside. The ladies of the house are going through their painting collection in preparation for a picture contest. This print is from a series of fifty-four horizontal prints illustrating the chapters of the Edo-period novel "Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji" ("Fake-Murasaki's Country Genji"). Earlier in his career, Toyokuni III had illustrated the original publication of this novel. All the prints in this series have the same brown border design with Genji-mon (crests.)
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kochoro Toyokuni ga
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1991
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