Genji-e

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 22.5 x 17 cm (8 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38838

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kunisada hitsu
国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame (?)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌十改ヵ
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: January 19, 2005)

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