Congratulations to Genji (Genji goshûgen no zu)

「源氏御祝言図」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G273 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.2a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1963.2a-c (creped and mounted in album), 11.41815a-c

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one following page with the third, leftmost sheet of the triptych.

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:酉九改
彫師:松島彫政

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock