A Fashionable Parody of the Comparison of Lovers on a Rainy Night (Fûryû amayo no shinasadame)

風流雨夜の品定

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G507 (no photo); Kyoto City Mus., Yomu, miru, asobu Genji monogatari no sekai (2008), #90 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.896

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych, with title on right sheet.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche; Kunihisa ga (on screen in background)
豊国画(年玉枠)、国久画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳五
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