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Narcissus (Suisen) (R), Winter Camellia (Fuyu tsubaki) (C), and Plum Blossoms in Cold (Kanbai) (L), from the series A Collection of Flowers for the Modern Genji (Imayô Genji hana soroi)

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Triptych: 11.39092 (center), 11.39093 (left), 11.39688 (right) This sheet adhered to the back of 11.39687a.




Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 国貞画(年玉枠)


Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô 改印: 酉十改 彫師: 彫長


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

Japanese, Edo period, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al, Genji's World (2012), list G372.03 (no photo)


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 73.7 cm (13 15/16 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.39092, 11.39093, 11.39688

Medium or Technique

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