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A Modern Version of the Story of Ushiwakamaru Serenading Jôruri-hime

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Center sheet of incomplete triptych. First edition, first state. MFA impressions, all first edition, various states: Right sheet: 11.13885 (second state), 11.13975 (key block, second state), 11.25128 (first state), 21.7505 (third state) Center sheet: 11.13976 (key block, second state), 11.25130...

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Kiyonaga ga 清長画


1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter

Japanese, Edo period, about 1785 (Tenmei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0707 (#707A, first edition, pl. LXX; #707B, second edition, pl. LXXVII); Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #30.1-3; Ukiyo-e shûka 10 (1979), pls. 210-2 (Grabhorn collection, first state of first edition)


Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.9 cm (15 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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