Ch. 14 [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 第十四巻」 「源氏後集余情 あふひ」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 12th 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 #G339-13, pl. 117; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.9 x 51.3 cm (14 15/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.943-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.943 (right), 00.944 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.943-4, 11.29827VR (11.29827, 11.41039)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 12
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:改、巳十二
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