Winter Writing, a Precious Letter (Yuki no fumi yukari no tamazusa)

「雪の文由縁玉章(ゆきのふみゆかりのたまづさ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G471, pl. 260

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21 x 46.8 cm (8 1/4 x 18 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1828-30

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1828 (center), 00.1829 (right), 00.1830 (left)

Signed

Keisai Yoshiiku ga (on right sheet), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on center and left sheets)
蕙斎芳幾画 一蕙斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉正改
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