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

「若紫年中行事之内 菊月」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G316-09 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22 x 49.7 cm (8 11/16 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1793, 00.1795, 00.1796

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1793 (right), 00.1795 (left), 00.1796 (center)

MFA impressions: 00.1793VR (00.1793, 00.1795, 00.1796), 11.15909-11, 11.45199a-c, *11.45204 (left sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012)

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、子七
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