Eastern Genji: The Garden in Snow (Azuma Genji yuki no niwa)

「東源氏雪の庭」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G504, pl. 236

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75.9 cm (14 13/16 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21540-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21540 (left), 11.21541 (center), 11.21542 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.21540-2, 11.45113a-c

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets); Ôju Hiroshige hitsu (on center sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠) 応需広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅十二
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: August 3, 1911)

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