Suma, from the series Portraits of the False Murasaki's Genji (Nise Murasaki Genji sugata)

「偽紫源氏姿 須磨」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G369 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.5123a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets), Ichijusai Kunisada hitsu (on screen in center sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠) 一寿斎国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Kobayashi Hori Kane (sic, on each sheet; possibly a mistake for Koizumi Hori Kane?)

改印:申十改
彫師:小林彫兼

Provenance

Between 1985 and 1995, gift of Pauline Epstein (d. 1995) to her daughter and son-in law, Barbara and Michael Stedman; 2009, gift of Barbara and Michael Stedman to the MFA. (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael and Barbara Stedman in memory of Pauline Epstein