Kiritsubo, from the series The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari gojûyon jô)

「源氏物語五十四帳 桐壺」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #37.1

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24 x 37 cm (9 7/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9404

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Ch. 1, showing the infant Genji being presented to his father the Emperor.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子閏
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection