Garden at Night (Yoru no niwa), from the series Fashionable Genji (Fûryû Genji)
1853 (Kaei 6), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G550-01, pl. 272; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #155; Seikado, Kunisada (exh. cat., 1996), #143; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #94.8
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15161 (right), 11.17159 (left)
The title is on the missing right sheet of the triptych.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Ox 12
Blockcutter's marks: Yokokawa Hori Take (on right sheet), Hori Take (on left sheet)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection