Acrobats

「大坂下り桜綱駒寿 桜綱幸吉 浅草観音境内において興行仕候」(高砂足の曲)

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum db 09200110; print of same subject by Yoshiiku: Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 1 (1977), pp. 64-6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41491

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga

梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳二
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