Ch. 4, Yûgao: Takechi Mitsuhide, from the series Modern Imitations of Genji (Imayô nazorae Genji)

「今様擬源氏 四 夕顔 武智光秀」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban;36 × 23.7 cm (14 3/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41106

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga; Gengyo (in inset)
一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku
改印:亥十改
彫師:佐七刻

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