Listening to the Sounds of Insects on an Autumn Night (Aki no yoru mushi no oto o kiku zu)

「秋の夜虫ノ音聞図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G512, pl. 227

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.4 x 47.2 cm (8 7/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1797, 00.1798, 00.1811

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1797 (center), 00.1798 (right), 00.1811 (left)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets); Kageiro Kunihisa ga (on left sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Komakichi
改印:申正改
彫師:彫工駒吉

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