Modern Genji and Two Leaves of Heartvine (Futaba Aoi imayô Genji)

「二葉葵今様源氏」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G235, pl. 203

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1051, 00.1052, 11.43830

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1051 (right), 00.1052 (left), 11.43830 (center)

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