Ch. 53, Tenarai: Takumi no kami Dôfû, from the series Modern Parodies of Genji (Imayô nazorae Genji)

「今様擬源氏 五十三 手ならひ 内匠頭道風」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 × 23.4 cm (14 3/16 × 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41138

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôkarô Yoshiiku ga; Gengyo (on inset)
朝霞楼芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Satarô ?
改印:子四改
彫師:彫工佐太郎

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