The Third Month (Yayoi), from the series Genji in the Twelve Months (Genji jûnikagetsu no uchi)

「源氏十二ヶ月之内 弥生」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 1st 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 #G334-03 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 77.2 cm (14 3/4 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1029, 00.1036, 00.1264

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1029 (center), 00.1036 (right), 00.1264 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1029VR (00.1029, 00.1036, 00.1264), 11.15879-81

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 1
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯正
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