The Second Month (Kisaragi), from the series Twelve Months of Genji in the Modern Style (Imayô Genji jûni tsuki no uchi)

「今様源氏十二月之内 衣更着」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G343-02 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.4 cm (14 9/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1023, 00.1044, 00.1045

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1023 (right), 00.1044 (center), 00.1045 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1023VR (00.1023, 00.1044, 00.1045), 11.15083VR (11.15083, 11.15754, 11.15755)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十改
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