Ch. 9, Aoi, from the series The Color Print Contest of a Modern Genji (Ima Genji nishiki-e awase)

今源氏錦絵合 「葵 九」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G325-09 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 17.9 cm (10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Without number: 11.20898, 11.20924
With number: 11.20822, 11.20844
With number in circle: 01.5670

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子閏
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Gift of Messrs. Kanakogi, Mitsutani, and Kawai