That Romantic Figure in the Licensed Quarter at Dawn (Sono yukari kuruwa no akebono)

「其由縁廓里曙」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G061 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.1060-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1060 (center), 00.1061 (right), 00.1062 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1060-2, 00.1963.5a-c (creped and mounted in album), 11.41861a-c (creped)

Signed

Ichibai Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center and left sheets)
一梅国周画(年玉枠) 国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
改印:亥五改
彫師:彫太田多七

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