A Moonlit Evening in the Theater District (Saruwaka tsuki no yûbae)

「猿若月の夕栄(ゆうばえ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G386 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22.6 x 48.7 cm (8 7/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1788-90

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1788 (center), 00.1789 (left), 00.1790 (right)

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino (on each sheet)
改印:子十二改
彫師:彫巳の

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