Gengi and Beauties Catching Fireflies, from the series Genji in Modern Style
Woodblock color print on paper
4th month, 1861
Publisher's mark: Moriya Jihei
Censor's seal: Cock 4 combined with aratame (1861)
Sheet: oban, tate-e
Portrait of an actor in an unidentified Kabuki role. Full size figure, dressed in a yukata, and holding a red fan, strolls along a river-side in a summer evening. This is the center sheet of a triptych.
condition: Trayed at edges. Otherwise, very good.
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Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835-1900). Gengi and Beauties Catching Fireflies, from the series Genji in Modern Style, 4th month, 1861. Woodblock color print on paper, 14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.25 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.25_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
overall, 76.151.25_IMLS_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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