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), Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), 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 triptych; 36.8 x 76.1 cm (14 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15184, 11.17146, 11.17153

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15184 (left), 11.17146 (right), 11.17153 (center)

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

Ôju Hiroshige hitsu (on right sheet); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
応需広重筆 豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 4
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Take (on right and center sheets), Yokokawa Hori Take (on left sheet)
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:衣笠、村田、丑四
彫師:彫竹 横川彫竹

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