A New Collection of Hair Ornaments (Shinpan kanzashi zukushi)

「しん板かんさし尽」

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14)
Artist Utagawa Kunitoshi (Japanese, 1847–1899), Publisher Ôkura Shirobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.6 cm (14 9/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44638

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunitoshi ga
国利画

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