The Picture Contest; View of Sagano (Eawase, Sagano fûkei), from the series Fashionable Genji (Fûryû Genji)

風流源氏絵合 嵯峨野風景

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G550-06, pl. 270; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 25; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #94.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5906

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych co-designed with Kunisada (Toyokuni III).

MFA impressions: 11.15184VR (11.15184, 11.17146, 11.17153), 11.16719 (right sheet only), 21.5906 (center sheet only), 21.5907 (right sheet only)

Signed

This sheet unsigned; see 21.5907

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:衣笠、村田、丑四
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection