Ch. 1, Kiritsubo: Chichibu no Shôji Shigetada and Akoya, from the series Modern Imitations of Genji (Imayô nazorae Genji)

「今様擬源氏 一 桐壺 秩父庄司重忠 阿古屋」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 × 24 cm (13 15/16 × 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41104

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga
一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:子正改
彫師:松島彫政

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection