Festive Drinking Party under Maple Leaves (Hanamomiji iwai no sakamori)

花紅葉祝の酒盛

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G272 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.9 x 50.4 cm (14 1/2 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.839-40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.839 (right), 00.840 (left)

The title is on the missing right sheet.
The design is recycled from an earlier version with cherry blossoms instead of autumn leaves: 11.15882-4 (complete triptych)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 5 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Ôta Hori Koma (on right sheet), Hori Koma (on left sheet)
改印:酉五改
彫師:太田彫駒 彫駒

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