Acrobat Sakuratsuna Komaju from Osaka Performing in the Inner Precinct at Asakusa

「大阪下り 桜綱駒寿」 「浅草奥山二而 興行仕候」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunitaka (Japanese, active about 1854–1868), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.7 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39881

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utagawa Kunitaka ga (on poem slip hanging from tree)
歌川国孝画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳三
彫師:なし

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