An Official Warming his Sake by Burning Votive Plaques

Ema wo kaki sake wo kansuru shicyou
絵馬を焼き酒を燗する仕丁

Japanese
Edo period~Meiji era
latter half of the 19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-460

Dimensions

Image: 40.2 x 48.7 cm (15 13/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.9119

Medium or Technique

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

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