Cherry Blossoms at Genji's Rokujô Mansion (Genji Rokujô no hana)

「源氏六条乃花」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G506 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45367

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.761 (left sheet only), 11.15169VR (11.15169, 11.15178, 11.15233), 11.43490a-c, *11.45114a-c (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.45367 (right sheet only)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅十二
彫師:なし

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