The Hour of the Snake (Mi no koku), from the series Twelve Hours with Genji (Sono yukari jûni jikoku no uchi)

「其由縁十二時計 巳ノ刻」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list #G342-06 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.6 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.766

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 triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.766 (right sheet only), 2015.3247 (complete triptych)

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未五改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock