A Copybook of Comic Pictures (Kyôga edehon), Sheet 1 and Sheet 2

「狂画絵手本 一」 「狂画絵手本 二」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 50.1 cm (14 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36740a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga
一勇斎国芳戯画

Markings

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