Futaba no ue, from the series The False Murasaki's Rustic Genji (Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji)

「偐柴田舎源氏 二葉のうへ」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G297-05 (no photo); Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 190

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15546

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15546, 34.508

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Seal of distributor (?)

改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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