New Year Amusements: A Manzai Dance for Murasaki (Hatsuharu no asobi Murasaki manzai)

「初春之遊 紫万歳」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G346 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

17.3216.23-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 17.3216.23 (left), 17.3216.24 (center), 17.3216.25 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.38739a-c, 17.3216.23-5

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Kunisada ga (on left sheet

豊国門人国貞画 一寿斎国貞画 国貞画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection