Newly Published Genji Board Game: A Picture Contest (Shinpan eawase Genji sugoroku)

「新版画合源氏双六」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G154 (no photo)

Dimensions

Game board: 75.2 x 72.3 cm (29 5/8 x 28 7/16 in.) Wrapper: 25.6 x 20.2 cm (10 1/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39468.1-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Game board: 11.39468.1
Original wrapper in which folded game board was sold: 11.39468.2

Signed

Ôju Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on game board), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on wrapper)

應需一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、吉村
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: January 19, 2005)

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