The Shining Prince Enjoying the Flowers in the Garden (Hikaru kimi niwa no hana asobi)

「光君庭花遊」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Kisaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G068 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41748a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Tashichi

改印:丑七改
彫師:彫工多七

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: January 19, 2005)

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