Concert Scene from Inaka Genji, from the series Eastern Magic Lantern Slides of a Charming Figure (Yasa sugata Azuma no utsushi-e)

「やさ姿あつまのうつしゑ」 田舎源氏

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G315-03 (no photo); Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76 cm (14 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43523a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43523a-c (complete triptych), RES.52.3 (left sheet only)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets), Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
国貞舎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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