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Subject: An ōban print by Kunisada, with background by Sadamasu.

Date: 12/1852

Signature of Sadamasu: Naniwa (Ōsaka) monjin (pupil) Kunimasu. Collection: Boston Museum.


The print forms part of the ōban series Edo murasaki goyūyo-jō (Fifty-four chapters of Edo purple), a Genji series designed by Kunisada and published in Edo by Moriya Jihei. The backgrounds of the prints are designed by Kunisada’s pupils.
The print in question depicts Arashi Kichisaburō III. The scene refers to Fuji no uraba, chapter 33 of the Genji Tale.