Panoramic View of Plum-blosson Viewing (Kanbai enkei), from the triptych series Flower Garden of the Four Seasons in the Inner Precincts at Asakusa (Asakusa okuyama shiki hanazono)

浅草奥山四季花園観梅遠景

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://www.ndl.go.jp/landmarks/sights/asakusaokuyama/

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 50.7 cm (14 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.763, 00.765

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 00.763 (left), 00.765 (right)

The ttile is on the left sheet, missing from the MFA collection; the complete triptych is in, e.g., the National Diet Library.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet); Monjin Kunitsuna ...
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
彫師:なし

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock