Kagerô: Akitsushima, from the series Genji Clouds Matched with Ukiyo-e Pictures (Genji kumo ukiyo-e awase)

「源氏雲浮世画合(げんじくもうきよゑあハせ) 蜻蛉 秋津嶋」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), p. 84, fig. 8 (first edition, altered block, second edition); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S45.52

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36545

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 52 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.28652, 11.36545 (both first edition)
In the second edition, the generic features are replaced by the face of an actor.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

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