Portrait of Genji Enjoying the Evening Cool (Genji sugata suzumi no zu)
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)
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G390 (no photo)
Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, creped
Not On View
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.
Kunisada hitsu (on right sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on center and left sheets)
Censor's seal: Ox 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock