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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: The Second Month (Kisaragi - 如月) -
from the series Wakamurasaki nenju gyoji no uchi (若紫年中行事之内)
Events through the Year of Young Murasaki - a Rustic Genji theme

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Dates: circa 1849 - 1850,created
Dimensions: 30.0 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print; ōban diptych
Inscription:

Signed - right panel: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画
Center: Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga
国貞舎豊国画
Left: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Ebisuya Shōshichi (Marks 039 - seal 26-007)
Censor: Kinugasa and Watanabe

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ; Honolulu Museum of Art - center and right panel only; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna - center panel only; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna - right panel only; Victoria and Albert Museum - center panel only; Lyon Collection - 1869 Kuniteru triptych of a similar scene;

Physical description:

One of the unusual features of this triptych is that each panel is signed differently with three variations of Kunisada's signature.

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This triptych is listed but not illustrated in Andreas Marks Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. It appears at G#316-02.