A Votive Picture to be Donated to the Kannon of Asakusa (Asakusa Kannon hô kakegaku no zu), by Takigawa of the Ôgiya, kamuro Menami and Onami, with Tomikawa, Kumegawa, Tamagawa, Tsugawa, Utagawa, and Kiyokawa

「浅草観音奉掛額之図 扇屋内滝川 富川、粂川、玉川、津川、歌川、清川 め浪、お浪」

Japanese
Edo period
1800 (Kansei 12), 1st month
Artist Kitagawa Tsukimaro (Kikumaro) (Japanese, died in 1830), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 168

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 75 cm (15 3/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.15030, 11.15031, 11.15034

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15030 (left), 11.15031 (center), 11.15034 (right)

Signed

Kikumaro hitsu (on each sheet)
菊麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1

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