Floating World Genji on an Excursion to Watch Fishing (Ukiyo Genji isari yûran no zu)

「浮世 源氏漁遊覧の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsubota (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G289, pl. 164

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 74.1 cm (14 3/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43498a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)

七十九歳 豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama

改印:子二改
彫師:なし

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