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Title

Genji enjoying the evening cool

1861


Artists

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Japan

1786 - 1865

Utagawa KUNIHISA

Japan

1832 - 1891


About

This triptych is a collaboration between Kunisada and his son-in-law Kunihisa.

In allusion to the summer banquet given by Genji in his fishing pavilion, described in Chapter 26, a modern-day Genji enjoys the cool on a summer evening afforded by a restaurant platform on the banks of the Sumida River in Edo. Surrounded by a bevy of beauties, he stands to direct the attention of one of the women to a servant girl wading through the shallows with what looks like a bowl of cool noodles and sashimi.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW.


Details


Alternative title

Genji nôryo no kei


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1861


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut; ôban triptych


Dimensions

36.0 x 75.3 cm :

a - right sheet; 36 x 25.5 cm; image

b - centre sheet; 36 x 25 cm; sheet

b - centre sheet; 36 x 25.5 cm

c - left sheet; 36 x 25.1 cm


Signature & date

Signed [right sheet; part a] l.r., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga". Signed [centre sheet; part b] l.l., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga". Signed [left sheet; part c] l.l., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga".


Credit

Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

327.2003.a-c


Artist information

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Works in the collection

49

Artist information

Utagawa KUNIHISA

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Gary Hickey, Genji - the world of the Shining Prince, 'Genji in the 'Floating World', pgs. 30-41., Sydney, 2008, cover (colour illus.), 36 (colour illus.). fig.17. The colour illus. on the cover is a detail of this work.

Khanh Trinh, Look, 'Genji: the world of the Shining Prince', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Nov 2008, 31 (colour illus.).