Ch. 6 [sic, actually 5], Wakamurasaki, 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 わかむらさき」 「源氏後集余情 第六の巻」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-06, pl. 110; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-08

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 51 cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15528, 11.15530

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.15528 (left), 11.15530 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:改、巳十一
彫師:横川彫竹

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: August 3, 1911)

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