Cherry Blossoms at Night on Mukôjima (Mukôjima no yozakura)

「向う嶋の夜桜」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 77.7 cm (14 11/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.957-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.957 (left), 00.958 (center), 00.959 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.818-9 (two left sheets only), 00.826 (center sheet only), 00.957-9 (complete triptych)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申二改
彫師:なし

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