Contest of Flowers: Night Cherry Blossoms in the Pleasure Quarter (Hana kurabe kuruwa yozakura)

「花競廓夜桜(はなくらべくるわよさくら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Fuji (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 76.4 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1039-41

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1039 (left), 00.1040 (center), 00.1041 (right)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Fuji
改印:午八
彫師:彫藤

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