Mirage in Spring Mist (Harugasumi shinkirô)

「春霞蜃気楼」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G374, pl. 210

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22.4 x 48 cm (8 13/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1785-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1785 (left), 00.1786 (center), 00.1787 (right)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥六改
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