No. 20, Asagao, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta)

「紫式部源氏かるた 朝かほ 二十」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #42-20; the series: Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G360 (no photos)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 × 25.5 cm (14 5/8 × 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.775

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.775, 11.21709, 11.44573

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches
梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳正
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock