No. 42, Niou no miya, from the series The Fifty-four Chapters [of the Tale of Genji] in Modern Times (Genji gojûyo jô)

「現時五十四情 第四十二号 匂宮」

Japanese
Meiji era
1884 (Meiji 17), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Takekawa Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Asai Ginjirô (Hori Gin) (Japanese, 1844–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G080 (no photos)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16128

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu

豊原国周筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Hori Gin
Artist's seal: toshidama

彫師:彫銀

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: August 3, 1911)

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