Purple of Edo (Edo Murasaki)

「江戸むらさき」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Yorozuya Kichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G466 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 × 75.5 cm (14 5/8 × 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1334-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1334 (right), 00.1335 (left), 00.1336 (center)

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申三改
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