The Second Month (Kisaragi), from the series Genji in the Twelve Months (Genji jûnikagetsu no uchi)

源氏十二ヶ月之内 衣更着

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G334-02 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.6 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.897

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.821 (right sheet), 00.828 (left sheet), 00.897 (left sheet), 11.43487a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯正
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