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Prologue: Moronao places a love-letter in Lady Kaoyo's sleeve, from the series Pictorial Siblings to The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

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Utagawa Kunisada as Toyokuni III, Prologue: Moronao places a love-letter in Lady Kaoyo's sleeve, from the series Pictorial Siblings to The Treasury of Loyal Retainers, 1859, ôban nishiki-e (color woodblock print) with embossing, Gift of Mrs. Eugene Rockey, public domain, 77.37.2

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Title

Prologue: Moronao places a love-letter in Lady Kaoyo's sleeve, from the series Pictorial Siblings to The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

Related Titles

series (translated): Pictorial Siblings to The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

series (transliterated): Chûshingura e-kyôdai

Artist

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1864)

Related People

printer: Moriya Jihei (Japanese, active mid-19th century)

Date

1859

Medium

ôban nishiki-e (color woodblock print) with embossing

Dimensions (H x W x D)

sheet: 13 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

publisher's mark: 森 馬弐 森治, printed in black ink within vertical rectangular cartouche, lower center

signature: 豊国画, printed in black ink within orange Toshidama (年玉枠) cartouche, center right, within block

censor's mark: 未正改, printed in black ink within circular cartouche, center right, within block

inscription: 忠臣蔵絵兄弟, printed in black ink within orange vertical cartouche, upper right, within block

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eugene Rockey

Accession Number

77.37.2

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

nishiki-e

oban

relief printing

relief prints

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