Chigo-ga-fuchi in Enoshima (Enoshima Chigo-ga-fuchi), from the series Modern Genji (Imayô Genji)

「今様けんし江之島児ヶ淵」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G082-01, pl. 197; Museum of Kyoto, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ten (2001), #156; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 3145-6; Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #385; Ukiyo-e taisei 12 (1931), #309

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 31.4 x 74.1 cm (12 3/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22679-81

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22679 (left), 11.22680 (right), 11.22681 (center)

Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (right and left sheets), Gyokurô Yoshitoshi hitsu (center sheet)
魁斎芳年筆 玉桜楼芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei (on center sheet only)
改印:子五改
彫師:彫栄

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