Hanamurasaki and the False Genji (Hanamurasaki Nise Genji)

「花紫偽源氏」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G362-01 (no photo; title read as "Hana yukari omokage Genji")

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

00.859-60

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.859 (right), 00.860 (left)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠) 梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十一
彫師:なし

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