Mitsuuji and Ladies Looking at Kimono

着物を見る光氏と貴婦人達

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G185 (no photo; Izutsuya edition)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 76.2 cm (14 5/8 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

00.918a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.918a-c (Kiya edition, later), 11.43556a-c (Izutsuya edition), 11.45196a-c (Izutsuya edition)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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