The Ninth Month (Kikuzuki), from the series Five Festivals for Eastern Genji (Azuma Genji mitate Gosekku)

阿都摩源氏見立五節句 菊月

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tokyo Metropolitan Library database 07773-C3 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 × 25.4 cm (14 1/2 × 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.770

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga
梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯五
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