(Japan 1786 – 1865)
(Japan 1832 – 1891)
Genji enjoying the evening cool
- Not on display
- Further information
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.
- Place of origin
- woodblock print; ink and colour on paper, ôban triptych
- 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".
- Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2003
- Accession number