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

「若紫年中行事之内 睦月」

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 #G316-01, pl. 43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.7 cm (14 3/16 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

00.970-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.970 (center), 00.971 (right), 00.972 (left)
This edition has the same signature on each sheet.

MFA impressions: 00.970-2 (different edition?), 11.15229VR (11.15229, 11.15756, 11.15757), 11.29885VR (11.29885, 11.45213a-b), 11.45192a-c, 11.45200a-c

Signed

Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

国貞舎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺
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