Night Scene on a Balcony Overlooking a Pond with Carp
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G189 (no photo; descriptive title "Before a Zig-zag Bridge")
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.6 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 00.1070 (center sheet only, pub. Wakasaya), 11.29766VR (11.29766, 11.29774, 11.29775; pub. Sumiyoshiya), 11.43560a-c (complete triptych, Sumiyoshiya), 2009.5020.3 (right sheet only, Sumiyoshiya)
Marks (2012) says that the original publisher was Iseya Kanekichi and both the Wakasaya and Sumiyoshiya editions are reissues.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
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)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock