Genji's Festival of Alluring Flowers (Sono yukari enka no sairei)

「其由縁花の祭礼」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G377 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.6a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1963.6a-c (creped and mounted in album), 11.38731a-c, 11.38840a-c (creped)

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one following page with the third, leftmost sheet of the triptych.

Signed

Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on left sheet)

一寿斎国貞画 梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:戌十二改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock