A Modern Genji in the Peony Garden (Botan no en imayô Genji), from the series Four Seasons (Shiki no uchi)

「四季のうち 牡丹の園今様源治」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G370-01 (no photo); Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #277

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1054-6

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1054 (center), 00.1055 (right), 00.1056 (left)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sugawa Sennosuke hori
改印:酉四改
彫師:須川千之助彫

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock