A Party at the Shikian Restaurant in Nakasu

中洲の四季庵の酒宴

Japanese
Edo period
about 1787–88 (Tenmei 7–8)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820), Publisher Shûeidô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Jenkins et al, The Floating World Revisited (1993), #I-7; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 58; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), pls. 56-7; Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.8 x 50.8 cm (15 1/4 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.14941-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.14941 (right), 11.14942 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.14941-2 (complete diptych), 21.6188 (left sheet only)

Signed

Kubo Shunman ga (on right sheet); Shunman ga (on left sheet)

窪俊満画 俊満画

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunman

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