No. 24 (廿四), Kochō (胡蝶), from the series <i>Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards</i> (<i>Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta</i> - 紫式部げんじかるた)

Utagawa Kunisada II (二代歌川国貞) (artist 1823 – 1880)

No. 24 (廿四), Kochō (胡蝶), from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta - 紫式部げんじかるた)

Print


10/1857
9.625 in x 14.375 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Baichōrō Kunisada ga
梅蝶楼国貞画
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizō
(Marks 556 - seal 03-004)
Censor's seal: aratame
Date: 10/1857
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tokyo Metropolitan Library
National Diet Library
Staatsbibliothek, Berlin
National Museums Scotland
Mead Art Museum, Amherst
A chart of Genji mon
Staatsbibliothek Berlin - #28
Lyon Collection - another print from this series
Art and Design Library, Edinburgh
National Museum of Japanese History (via Ritsumeikan)
The Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts, Budapest
Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden) via Ritsumeikan University

Two figures in a butterfly dance. The whitish shell cartouche in the upper right corner gives the title of this series: 紫式部げんじかるた. The red shell cartouche gives the Genji mon and the corresponding chapter number.

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This print is listed in Genji's World by Andreas Marks, 2012, but not illustrated.


Tsutaya Kichizō (蔦屋吉蔵) (publisher)
Genji related prints (Genji-e - 源氏絵) (genre)