Rabbits in a Parody of the Genjidana Scene from the Play Kirare Yosa

兎絵、芝居の切られ与三の源氏店(げんじだな)の場

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), April
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880)


Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 6 (1977), p. 106; Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 181

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.22354-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22354 (left), 11.22355 (right)

Signed

Konomi ni makasete Toyokuni hitsu (on left sheet)
好まかせて豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Hidekatsu
改印:酉四
彫師:彫秀勝

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection