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Gogatsu Gorô Tokimune: P.61-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Gogatsu Gorô Tokimune
Translated as: Fifth month: [Soga no] Gorô Tokimune
Mitate jûni-ka-getsu
Translated as: Parodies of the twelve months


Designer: Kunisada, Utagawa
Designer: Kunisada II, Utagawa
Publisher: Kagaya Yasubei




Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Gorô, as if painted on a lantern, with iris. Inset landscape of figure running in a sudden evening shower. Colour print from woodblocks, Toyokuni ga, Kunisada. ho*(inset). Kagaya Yasubei. Hama & Magome. 1852/9. Poem by Sadayoshi. Yudachi ya/harete hitori no/** hana


History note: Private collection, Boston; Israel Goldman

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam with the aid of the MGC Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: ôban mm

Place(s) associated

  • Edo ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


1852-09 CE - 1859-09 CE


The main scene was designed by Kunisada (Toyokuni III) and the inset landscape by Kunisada II.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Japanese paper

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Toyokuni ga
  • Location: Main image
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Kunisada ho[?]
  • Location: Inset landscape
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Kagaya Yasubei
  • Type: Publisher's mark
  • Text: Hama and Magome
  • Type: Censor's seal

Inscription present: poem by Sadayoshi

  • Text: Yûdachi ya/harete hitori no/** hana (?)
  • Type: Verses

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.61-1999
Primary reference Number: 9454
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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