Colors of Spring: Playing with Flowers in the Wine Vat (Shunshoku shuchûka asobi)

「春色酒中花あそび」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Tatsu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G058 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1240-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1240 (center), 00.1241 (left), 00.1242 (right)

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tatsu (on right sheet)
改印:戌九改
彫師:彫辰

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