Ch. 38, Suzumushi, 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 三十八の巻」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G339-33, pl. 137 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.947

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉六改
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