That Familiar Figure with Flowers and Moon (Sono sugata yukari no kagetsu), from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)

「雪月花 其姿紫の花月」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru I (Sadashige) (Japanese, active about 1820–60), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G432-02 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 74.5 cm (14 7/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36851a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniteru ga

一雄斎国輝画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯五
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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