Ch. 51, Ukifune, 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 第五十一巻」 「源氏後集余情 うきふね」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-38, pl. 142; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-36

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.3 x 52.8 cm (15 1/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.929-30

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.929 (left), 00.930 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.929-30, 11.15529VR (11.15529, 11.29819), 11.29826VR (11.29826, 11.29842)

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