Spring Colors: Lion Dance at a Mansion (Shunshoku yakata no shishi-mai)

「春色家賀多の獅子舞」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G120 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 76.8 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1258-60

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1258 (left), 00.1259 (right), 00.1260 (center)

Signed

Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国明画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 12 aratame
Blockcutters' marks: Hori Ko-Kane (on right sheet), Hori Kane (on center sheet), Horikô Koizumi Kane (on left sheet)
改印:酉十二改
彫師:彫子兼 彫兼 彫工小泉兼

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