Flowers (Hana), from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers of Eastern Genji (Azuma Genji setsugekka no uchi)

「吾妻源氏雪月花ノ内 花」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G333-05 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 76.5 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1025-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1025 (center), 00.1026 (right), 00.1027 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1025-7, 11.15891-3, 11.43484a-c

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 9
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Take (on right and left sheets), Yokokawa Hori Take (on center sheet)
改印:改、寅九
彫師:彫竹 横川彫竹

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