Stylish Handscroll of Genji (Genji imayō emaki): Heart-to-Heart (Aoi) (Triptych)

Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, 1823 - 1880



Three color woodblock prints (triptych)

Sheet: 14 5/8 × 9 15/16 in. (37.1 × 25.3 cm)

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



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


print 1: Inscribed, in black ink, lower right: [Japanese inscriptions]; print 2: Inscribed, in black ink, lower right: [Japanese inscriptions]; inscribed, in black ink, halfway down right side: [Japanese inscription]; print 3: Inscribed, in black ink, bottom, right of center: [Japanese inscription]; inscribed, in black ink, at top right: [Japanese inscriptions]; inscribed, in black ink, lower right: [Japanese inscription]

Course History

ARTH 62.3, Japanese Prints, Allen Hockley, Winter 2019

REL 19.29, Women and Religion in Japan, Emily Simpson, Fall 2019

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.

The Art of Storytelling, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, September 8-December 13, 2015.


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

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