A Good Day to Trim One's Nails (Tsume tori yoshi), from the series A Floral Calendar: Women on Lucky Days (Hana goyomi kichihi sugata)

「花暦吉日姿 爪とりよし」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Renkichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-99, photo p. 163

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29360

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15118, 11.29360

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga
国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
Blockcutter's mark: Sanmai tuzuki no uchi, Hori Renkichi
改印:田中
版元:三枚つゞきの内ほり簾吉

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