Calligraphy (Sho), from the series Genji Parodies of the Four Accomplishments (Mitate Genji kinkishoga no uchi)

「見立源氏 琴棋書画之内」 書

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G345-03 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.4a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1963.4a-c (creped and mounted in album), 11.41812a-c

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one following page with the third, leftmost sheet of the triptych.

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)

七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino

改印:子二改
彫師:彫工巳の

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock