Elegant Genji Viewing a Garden (Yasa Genji oniwa no yûran)

「やさげんじ御庭の遊覧 御庭の遊覧」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G473, pl. 187 ("Nise Genji"); Kyoto City Mus., Yomu, miru, asobu Genji monogatari no sekai (2008), #97 ("Yasa Genji")

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 × 74.9 cm (14 1/2 × 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.969, 00.1319, 00.1323

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.969 (right), 00.1319 (left), 00.1323 (center)

Signed

Yoshiiku ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
芳幾画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌六改
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