Eastern Genji at New Year (Azuma Genji môshun no zu)

「東源氏孟春ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G344-01, pl. 26

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 73.9 cm (14 5/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1018-20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1018 (left), 00.1019 (center), 00.1020 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.1018-20, 11.15786-8

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申八改
彫師:なし

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