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Illustrations from the novel Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari, gekan no ichi

Nakazawa Hiromitsu (1874-1964)

Japanese Color Woodblocks

Illustrations from the novel Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari, gekan no ichi

(New Translation of The Tale of Genji,

last volume, part 1)

woodblocks by Nakazawa Hiromitsu, 1913

Illustrated Account of the Sino-Japanese War, Volume 7

IHL Cat. #2101
IHL Cat. #2046

About These Prints

Two color woodblock illustrations from Shin'yaku Genji Monogataripart 1, of the last volume (3rd of 4 books) of Yosano Akiko's 与謝野晶子 (1878-1942) translation into modern colloquial Japanese of The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), written by Murasaki Shikibu 紫式部著 in the early 11th century. 

The color woodblock illustrations for the four books comprising Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari were stitched into the books and it is likely, though no definitive proof exists, that the publisher Kanao Tanejirō printed additional copies of the woodblock illustrations to be sold as single sheet prints. This collection's two prints would be an example of this, as they do not display any evidence of having been removed from a bound volume nor do they display any of the toning present on many of prints bound into the books due to contact with their acidic translucent protective sheets also bound into the original volumes.

For further information on the book Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari see IHL Cat. #2219.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #2101, #2046
 Title or Description untitled illustrations from part 1 of the third volume of Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari
 Series New Translation of The Tale of Genji, third volume, part 1
 Shin'yaku Genji Monogatari, gekan no ichi
 新訳源氏物語 下巻の 
 Artist Nakazawa Hiromitsu (1874-1964)
 not signed
 Seal of the artist
弘 Hiro
left: IHL Cat. #2101
right: IHL Cat. #2046
 Publication Date 1913 
 Publisher 發行者 金尾種次郎 publisher Kanao Tanejirō
 發兌元 金尾文淵堂 publishing house Kanao Bun'endō
 Carver Okada Seijirō 岡田清次郎 
 Printer Nishimura Kumakichi 西村熊吉 and Takagi Seikō (Kiyomitsu) 高木淸光
 Impression IHL Cat. #2101 and IHL Cat. #2046: excellent
 Colors IHL Cat. #2101 and IHL Cat. #2046: excellent
 Condition IHL Cat. #2101: good - foxing in margins
 IHL Cat. #2046: excellent 
 Genre shin hanga
 H x W Paper 
 IHL Cat. #2101: 7 13/16 x 5 1/4 in. (19.8 x 13.3 cm) 
 IHL Cat. #2046: 7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in. (18.6 x 12.4 cm)
 H x W Image
 IHL Cat. #2101: 5 13/16 x 3 1/2 in. (14.8 x 8.9 cm) 
 IHL Cat. #2046: 5 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (14.9 x 9.2 cm)
 Collections This Print
University of California Berkeley Call No. A43.1 (four volumes)

last revision:
1/7/2020 created