Spring Colors: A Sea View for Murasaki (Shunshoku Murasaki no kaibô)

「春色紫の海望」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Fusatane (Japanese, active 1854–1888), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G098 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22.2 x 48.3 cm (8 3/4 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

00.1813-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1813 (left), 00.1814 (center), 00.1815 (right)

Signed

Fusatane ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
房種画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:丑十一改
彫師:彫巳の

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