Kesa Gozen, from the series, Kokon meifu den (Stories of Famous Women)

Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786 - 1865



Color woodblock print

Sheet: 14 1/8 × 9 7/8 in. (35.9 × 25.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Judith L. and Joseph N. Barker, Class of 1966



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, Kio Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama cartouche, published by Sakanaya Eikichi of Uoya, with combined censor and date seal Inu-roku, aratame (year of the dog [1862], 6th month, examined)

Exhibition History

Narratives in Japanese Woodblock Prints, Class of 1967 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-June 9, 2019.


Scholten Japanese Art, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2019.

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