No. 4 from the series Magic Lantern Slides of That Romantic Purple Figure (Sono sugata yukari no utsushi-e)

「其姿紫の写絵 四」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G317-04, pl. 53; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 43, cat. no. 36

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.8 x 35 cm (9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43333

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15601, 11.22939, 11.29345, 11.43333

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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