Amusements on a Moonlit Night (Tsukiyo no tawamure)

「月夜乃たわむれ」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 39

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 76.8 cm (14 3/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.1530-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 54.1530 (left), 54.1531 (center), 54.1532 (right)

MFA impressions: 54.1530-2, 11.21407-9

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper