The Hour of the Boar (I no koku), from the series Twelve Hours with Genji (Sono yukari jûni jikoku no uchi)

「其由縁十二時計 亥ノ刻」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G342-12 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 50.6 cm (14 11/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.861, 00.912

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych?): 00.861 (right), 00.912 (left)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 5 aratame
Blockcutters' marks: Horikô Kane (on right sheet), Hori Ko-Kane (on left sheet)
改印:未五改
彫師:彫工兼 彫子兼

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