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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Wakamurasaki (若紫): No. 5, Lavender from the series Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji kumo ukiyoe awase - 源氏雲浮世絵合)

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Dates: circa 1845 - 1846,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon
(Marks 143 - seal 24-068)
Censor's seal: Mura

Related links: British Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tokyo Metropolitan Library; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna; National Diet Library; Lyon Collection - another print from this series;Keio University Library;

Physical description:

The curatorial files at the British Museum says of this print series: "Each of the fifty-four chapters of The Tale of Genji is named and is associated with a crest called a 'Genji-mon'. In this series, each of the first fifty-four prints portray various scenes from history, legend, and literature that are suggested by a specific chapter of the novel and the appropriate Genji-mon is shown in the upper left cartouche with a poem. This series consists of one design for each of the fifty-four chapters and six supplementary designs."

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There are two prints from this series in the Lyon Collection.