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, creped; 21.7 x 46.8 cm (8 9/16 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1963.5a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 00.1963.1 to 00.1963.8a-c.
The photograph shows one two-page spread in the album plus one preceding page with the first, rightmost sheet of the triptych.

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; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock