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Yugao (Evening Faces), from the series "Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta" ("Cards of the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu)"

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Yugao (Evening Faces), from the series "Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta" ("Cards of the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu)"

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada II (Japanese, 1823 - 1880)
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo (Japanese, active c. 1830 - 1859)
Date: 1857
Medium: color woodblock on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 x 10 in. (37.1 x 25.4 cm.)
Image: 13 1/16 x 9 1/4 in. (33.2 x 23.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center; Richard and Kay Ward Collection, 2009.36
Accession number: 2009.36
Classification: print
Marksred clam shell with straight line symbol
InscriptionGenji-mon in clam shell indicates number 4 in the traditional series 54 Tale of Genji prints
Portfolio/Seriesseries "Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta"
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