Mitsuuji Looks in from the Veranda

縁側から屋敷の内を見る光氏

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G164, pl. 162

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.7 x 73.1 cm (13 11/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29759, 11.29761, 11.29765

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29759 (center), 11.29761 (right), 11.29765 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.29759VR (11.29759, 11.29761, 11.29765), *11.43563a-c (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.45280a-c, 11.45281a-c

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection