The Eighth Month (Hazuki), from the series Annual Events for Young Murasaki (Wakamurasaki nenjû gyôji no uchi)

「若紫年中行事之内 葉月」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G316-08 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73.4 cm (14 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.962-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.962 (left), 00.963 (center), 00.964 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.962-4 (complete), 11.45216a-b (two left sheets only)

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on center sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 国貞改豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
彫師:なし

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