Ch. 14, Miotsukushi, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of the False Genji (Nise Genji gojûyo jô)

「偽けんじ五十四帖 十四 澪膘」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G554-14 (no photo); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #191-15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37391.14

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15553, 11.37391.14

Complete series, from album: 11.37391.1-.54

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on main image); Ryûsai (on fan inset)
梅蝶楼国貞画、立斎

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artists' seals: toshidama (on main image); Hiroshige (on fan inset)
改印:子正改
彫師:なし

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