Portrait of Genji Enjoying the Evening Cool (Genji sugata suzumi no zu)

「源氏姿涼の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G390 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.7a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1963.7a-c (creped, mounted in album), 11.38839a-c (creped)

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one preceding page with the first, rightmost sheet of the triptych.

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on right sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on center and left sheets)

国貞筆 梅蝶楼国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino

改印:丑五改
彫師:彫巳の

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock