True View (Shinkei), from the triptych series Flower Garden of the Four Seasons in the Inner Precincts at Asakusa (Asakusa okuyama shiki hanazono)

浅草奥山四季花園真景

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month


Catalogue Raisonné

http://www.ndl.go.jp/landmarks/sights/asakusaokuyama/; Tôshûsai sale cat. no. 23 (7/2011), #174 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 51.6 cm (14 11/16 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.762, 00.764

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.762 (left), 00.764 (right)

The ttile is on the right sheet, missing from the MFA collection; the complete triptych is in, e.g., the National Diet Library.

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
彫師:彫庄治

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