Enjoying Plum Blossoms in the Spring Mist (Harugasumi ume no yûran): Mitsuuji with Ladies Katsuragi (R), Koiwai (C), and Sodenokô (L)

「春霞梅の遊覧 かつらき」 「小祝」 「そでの香」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 11th month, and 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22 x 48.1 cm (8 11/16 x 18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1831-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1831 (right), 00.1832 (center), 00.1833 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.43546a-c (the original triptych of 1858), 00.1831-3 (reprint of the right and left sheets, with a new center sheet dated 1864)

Right and left sheets: by Kunisada I; censor’s seal 1858 (Ansei 5), 11th month
Center sheet: by Kunisada II; censor’s seal 1864 (Genji 1), 10th month

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets); Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center sheet)

任好 豊国画(年玉枠) 国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: Horse 11 (on right and left sheets), Rat 10 aratame (on center sheet)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sennosuke (on right and left sheets)

改印(右、左):午十一
彫師(右、左):彫千之助
改印(中):子十改
彫師(中):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