The Sixth Month (Minazuki), from the series Genji in the Twelve Months (Genji jûnikagetsu no uchi)

「源氏十二ヶ月之内 水無月」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 7th 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 #G334-06, pl. 45 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.2 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.771

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.771 (right sheet), 00.772 (left sheet), 11.4391a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰七、改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock