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Mongaku Shônin Enacting his Penance in Nachi Waterfall

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Mongaku Shônin Enacting his Penance in Nachi Waterfall, probably 1851, color woodblock print with embossing on paper; ōban nishiki-e; vertical triptych, Gift of Ruth and Jacob Kainen, public domain, 2000.37

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Title

Mongaku Shônin Enacting his Penance in Nachi Waterfall

Artist

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797-1861)

Related People

publisher: Sumiyoshiya Masagorō (Japanese, active ca. 1847-1853)

Date

probably 1851

Period

Japan: Edo period (1615-1868)

Medium

color woodblock print with embossing on paper; ōban nishiki-e; vertical triptych

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 41 5/16 in x 9 in; sheet: 41 5/16 in x 9 in

Inscriptions & Markings

publisher's mark: Yoshi 吉, top sheet: bottom left; bottom sheet: bottom right; top sheet: no seal present Language: Japanese Description: seal of the publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô within black 井 square

censor's mark: Kinugasa 衣笠, one of two circular seals on each panel above signature cartouche Description: Nanushi (censor) seal of Kinugasa Fusajirô

censor's mark: Murata 村田 (Murata), one of two circular seals on each panel above signature cartouche Language: Japanese

artist's seal: [Yoshi kiri seal], intaglio on center and bottom sheets; relief on top sheet, beneath signature on each sheet Description: an outline of a paulownia crest; used by Utagawa Kuniyoshi as a seal

signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎國芳画 (Picture [by] Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi), printed in black ink, inside a red gourd-shaped cartouche, top sheet: bottom left; center and bottom sheets; bottom right Language: Japanese Description: within red gourd-shaped cartouche on each panel

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth and Jacob Kainen

Accession Number

2000.37

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

nishiki-e

oban

relief printing

relief prints

triptychs

waterfalls

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