The Suetsumuhana Chapter from The Tale of Genji (Genji Suetsumuhana), from a series of Genji parodies

「源氏 末摘花」

Edo period
about 1710 (Hôei 7)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 131; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 128, #33; Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #E-6


Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 35 cm (10 3/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




(this sheet unsigned; on the final sheet in the series: Yamato gakô Okumura Shinmyô Masanobu)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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