Ch. 1, Kiritsubo, from the series Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji (Genji goshû yojô) [pun on The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji gojûyojô)]

「源氏後集余情 第一の巻」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-01, pl. 105; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-03

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.902

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 00.823 (left sheet only), 00.902 (left sheet only), 11.15531VR (11.15531, 11.15533), 11.29832 (left sheet only)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 2
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:午二
彫師:横川彫竹

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