Made by Genji in Sagami Style (Sagami-yô Genji-sei)

「相模様源氏製」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 134-5 (missing title at left)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.3 cm (14 3/4 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.968, 00.1003, 00.1004

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.968 (left), 00.1003 (center), 00.1004 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯八
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