Ch. 13 [sic, actually 9], Aoi, 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 あふひ」 「源氏後集余情 第拾三の巻」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-12, pl. 116; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.8 cm (14 7/8 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

00.935-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.935 (left), 00.936 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.935-6, 00.1846a-b

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
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