Parody of the Yûgao Chapter of the Tale of Genji

見立て夕顔

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766 (Meiwa 3)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #098-9; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #28; Chiba 2002, #88 (Honolulu); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #186-3 (as "Mitate Ôta Dôkan"), and supp. 1 (1982), pls. 93-4; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 26, #44 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.5 x 37.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.348-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 54.348 (left), 54.349 (right)

MFA impressions: 21.4969 (left sheet only), 54.348-9 (complete diptych)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24