The Tale of Genji. Chapter 11
- Utagawa Kunisada
- The Tale of Genji. Chapter 11
- Date of creation
- colour woodcut embossing
- paper Indian ink
- Dimensions (height x width, cm)
- 23 x 34
- Unknown origin
- Zolochiv Castle (Chinese Palace)
Information about author
In the centre right on the tatami sits an elderly burly woman, Reikeiden, a former concubine of Emperor Kiritsubo, dressed in a much embroidered kimono. The woman is talking to Genji, standing outside the open window, leaning against the frame. There are three other women in the room, two of whom kneel in front of Reikeiden and the third stands behind them. All the characters are dressed in traditional clothes.
In the top right corner a calligraphic inscription in a cartouche and a serial number "11". Underneath on the left is the author's signature, the stamps of the censors and the publisher's stamps.