The Birth of the Child: Inaka Genji at Suma (Gotanjô Inaka Genji Suma no zu)

「御誕生 田舎源氏須磨図」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G404 (no photo); Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 118-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38989a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Kunisada hitsu (on center sheet), Ôju Kunisada ga (on left sheet)

梅蝶楼国貞画 国貞筆 応需国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯弐改
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