The Pavilion of Love at First Sight (Hatsu mokuran yûen rô)

「初目覧由縁楼」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G384 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 22.2 x 48.2 cm (8 3/4 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

00.1779-81

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1779 (center), 00.1780 (left), 00.1781 (right)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子七改
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