Wakana no ge, from the series Genji Incense Pictures (Genji kô no zu)

「源氏香の図 若菜下」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G303-35 (no photo); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #39-36

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.6 cm (10 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22994

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 35 in the series.

MFA impressions: 11.22994, 2016.1566

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:普
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection