The Syllable Yu: A Young Man of the Ariwara Family, from the series Tales of Ise in Fashionable Brocade Prints (Fûryû nishiki-e Ise monogatari)

風流錦絵伊勢物語 「ゆ」 在原なりける男

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770–73 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 2)


Dimensions

Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.4 x 15.5 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2812

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 39 in the series of 48, illustrating episode 65 of Tales of Ise.

MFA impressions: 11.19797, 53.2812

The series was apparently published in the form of two orihon albums, the first volume (24 designs on 12 aiban sheets) in about 1770, the second volume in about 1772-73. The complete set, in two volumes: 2006.1795.

Inscription

Poem: Itazura ni/ yukite wa kinuru/ mono yue ni/ mimaku hoshisa ni/ izanawaretsutsu

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse