Night Scene on a Balcony Overlooking a Pond with Carp

夜の鯉池

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G189 (no photo; descriptive title "Before a Zig-zag Bridge")

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5020.3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right 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.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)  広重筆

Markings

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

改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified