Enjoying Plum Blossoms in Spring Mist (Harukasumi ume no yûran): Sodenokô (R), Ashikaga Mitsuuji (C), and Katsuragi (L)

「春霞梅の遊覧」「かつらき」 「足利光氏」 「そでの香」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Aito (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not found in Marks et al., Genji's World (2012)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 73.7 cm (14 1/4 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.43546a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43546a-c (the original triptych), 00.1831-3 (reprint of the right and left sheets, with a new center sheet dated 1864)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 11
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sennosuke

改印:午十一
彫師:彫千之助

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: January 19, 2005)

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