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Miyajima in Aki Province (Aki no Miyajima), from the series Pictures in the Red-hair [i.e. European] Oil-painting Style (Kômô abura-e fû)

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The signature is spelled out phonetically and written sideways in imitation of European writing.

Signed

Konomi ni makase Kunisada egaku このみにまかせくにさたゑかく

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

1949, anonymous gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, 1820s–30s

Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #38/2; others in the series: Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #s 154, 155

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37 cm (10 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.87

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints