The Third Month (Yayoi), from the series Ashikaga Silk Hand-dyed in Purple: The Twelve Months (Ashikaga kinu tezome murasaki, Jûnikagetsu no uchi)

「足利絹手染乃紫」「十二月ノ内 弥生」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa I (Japanese, active about 1801–1818), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G340-03, pl. 48

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 77 cm (14 3/4 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.997-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.997 (right), 00.998 (center), 00.999 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.997-9, 00.1071VR (00.1071, 00.1072, 17.3215.5), 11.45404 (left sheet only, creped)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet); Kunihisa hojo (on left sheet only)
豊国画(年玉枠)、国久補助

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午十
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