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Summer: Enjoying the Cool of Evening at the Otonashi River in Ôji (Natsu, Ôji Otonashi-gawa yûsuzumi), from the series Four Seasons of Genji by Two Brushes (Genji gôhitsu shiki)

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Kei ("Scenery") Hiroshige hitsu (on right sheet); Mae no jinbutsu ("Foreground Figures") Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche (on center sheet); Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche, Ushiro kei Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet) 景 広重筆 まへの人物 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠) 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)、うしろ景 広重筆


Censor's seal: Chicken 9 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino (center and left sheets) 改印: 酉九改 彫師: 彫工巳の

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G552-02, pl. 238


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 75.6 cm (14 11/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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