A Rustic Genji (Inaka Genji)

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Description
Wood block, Japanese. Landscape with two kimono-clad female figures in foreground; men engaged in agricultural activities in background with waterwheel. Block used to produce left-hand print in a triptych with GA 03213 and GA 03215. 24 separate impressions were required to complete the image from 14 printing surfaces on eight blocks. This block printed impressions GA 03216.23( black on hair and clothing--recto) and GA 03216.24 (blue details on clothing--verso). Both sides of block show some Japanese writing and residue of key print pasted down to guide cutting.
ID Number
GA.03216.32
accession number
22582
catalog number
03216.32
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History