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Parody of the Yûgao Chapter of the Tale of Genji

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Diptych: 54.348 (left), 54.349 (right) MFA impressions: 21.4969 (left sheet only), 54.348-9 (complete diptych)

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24

Japanese, Edo period, about 1766 (Meiwa 3)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #098-9; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #28; Chiba 2002, #88 (Honolulu); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #186-3 (as "Mitate Ôta Dôkan"), and supp. 1 (1982), pls. 93-4; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 26, #44 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 37.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.348-9

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints