Lasting Impressions of the Tale of Genji (Genji goshū yojō): Chapter 24 (Nijūyon no maki) Butterflies (Kochō) (Diptych)

Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786 - 1865

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1859, second month

Two color woodblock prints (diptych)

Sheet: 14 5/8 x 10 3/16 in. (37.2 x 25.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Anne W. Thomas, in honor of Howard Thomas

2006.65.15

Printer

Sugawa Sennosuke (block cutter)

Publisher

Ebisuya Shōshichi

Geography/Culture

Asia, East Asia, Japan

Period

19th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

print 1: Inscribed, in black ink, top right: [Japanese inscription]; inscribed, in black ink, lower left: [two Japanese inscriptions]; inscribed, in black ink, bottom left: [Japanese inscription]; verso: inscribed in graphite, bottom right: N; print 2: Inscribed, in black ink, upper right: [Japanese inscription]; inscribed, in black ink, halfway down right side: [two Japanese inscriptions]; inscribed, in black ink, bottom right: [Japanese inscription]; verso: inscribed, in graphite, bottom right: N

Course History

ARTH 65, Japanese Prints, Allen Hockley, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Dartmouth Looks at The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), curated by Dennis Washburn and Allen Hockley in conjunction with the colloquium "What Is a Classic? Translation, Reception, and the Making of Canons," Ivan Albright Gallery, Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 21-September 28, 2014.

Provenance

Howard Thomas (1899-1971); to his wife, Anne Wall Thomas, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1971; given to present collection, 2006.

Old Number

No. 70

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