Fashionable Spring Herb-gathering (Fûryû wakana-tsumi)

「風流わかな摘」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G283 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.6 x 46.5 cm (8 1/2 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41814a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1963.8a-c (creped and mounted in album), 11.41814a-c (creped)

Signed

Toyokuni rô hitsu (on right and left sheets)
豊国老筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:亥十一改
彫師:彫巳の

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