Mitsuuji Amusing Himself at a Hot Spring Resort (Mitsuuji onsen yûkyô no zu)

「光氏温泉遊興ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G271 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.8 x 48.4 cm (8 9/16 x 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1791, 00.1792, 00.1794

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1791 (left), 00.1792 (right), 00.1794 (center)

MFA impressions: 06.2545 (left sheet only), 00.1791VR (00.1791, 00.1792, 00.1794; complete triptych, creped)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉四改
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