Genji and the Sea View at Suma (Genji Suma kaibô)

「源氏 須磨 海望」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Fusatane (Japanese, active 1854–1888), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G099 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.4 x 46.2 cm (8 7/16 x 18 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45394.3a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 11.45394.1 to 11.45394.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one preceding page with the first, rightmost sheet of the triptych.

Signed

Fusatane ga (on each sheet)

房種画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man

改印:丑五改
彫師:朝倉彫万

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