Moon (Tsuki): Night Party with Cormorant Fishing (Ukai no yoru yûen), from the series Modern Genji (Imayô Genji no uchi)

「今様源氏之内 月 鵜かひの夜遊宴」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G053 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

00.853-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.853 (right), 00.854 (left)

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Kachôrô Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳三
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