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; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.8a-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)

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one following page with the third, leftmost sheet of the triptych.

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 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock