Ch. 31 [sic, actually 21], Otome, 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 第三十一まき」 「源氏後集余情 をとめ」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-28, pl. 132; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-27

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 52 cm (14 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.949-50

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.949 (right), 00.950 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.949-50, 00.1857a-b

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