The Genji Room at Ishiyama Temple (Ishiyama Genji no ma), frontispiece (hattan) from the series Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji (Genji goshû yojô) [pun on The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji gojûyojô)]

「源氏後集余情 発端 石山寺源氏の間」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-00, pl. 104; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-01

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.15521

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15521, 11.41038

Signed

Ichiyôsai Utagawa Toyokuni hitsu

一陽斎歌川豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 2
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawa Takejirô

改印:午二
彫師:彫工横川竹次郎

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: August 3, 1911)

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