Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Courtesan with umbrella in snow - middle panel of a mitate triptych - title: Gentoku fūsetsu ni Kōmei o tazureru - 玄徳風雪訪孔明を訪れる 見立 - a parody of Gentoku visiting Kōmei in the snow

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Dates: 1820,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,15.125 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Publisher: Ezakiya Kichibei
(Marks 058 - seal 21-091)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki Japońskiej Manggha, Krakow - the whole triptych; Art Institute of Chicago - the whole triptych; Nelson Art Gallery - Yoshitoshi's triptych of Gentoku visiting Komei in the snow; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art - a different edition with an extra seal near the woman's back;

Physical description:

One of her jumble of robes displays an elegant design of a summer thistle printed in black and white and gray.

Triptych in the Ota Memorial Museum of Art.

Triptych in the Machikado Museum collection appears to be from a variant printing.


There is also another copy of this print in the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden.