Ch. 19, Usugumo, from the series Lingering Sentiments of a Late Collection of Genji (Genji goshû yojô) [pun on The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Genji gojûyojô)]

「源氏後集余情 十九のま紀」 「源氏後集余情 うすくも」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-19, pl. 123; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #40-20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 50.8 cm (14 7/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

00.1845a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1845a-b (complete diptych), 11.29857 (right sheet only)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:未正改
彫師:横川彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 5, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock