A Floating World Version of Essays in Idleness (Ukiyo Tsurezuregusa), from an untitled series of parodies

「(浮世つ)れ/\草」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 134

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27 x 38 cm (10 5/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13381

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two versions of the design, by two different artists: 11.13381 (by Okumura Masanobu) and 21.7205 (by Kiyonobu I).

Inscription

Tsurezure naru mama fude o kesshin ni ...

Signed

(this sheet unsigned)
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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