Asahina Relaxing under a Kotatsu, from the album Momosaezuri (One Hundred Twitterings)

百さえつり 朝比奈図

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Tsutsumi Tôrin III (Japanese, active 1790s–1830s)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 237 (the book: pls. 233-8); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, p. 444, #386.22

Dimensions

20.5 x 37 cm (8 1/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17613

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of kyôka poetry with illustrations by Shôhô, Tôrin, Unpô, and Shunman.

Signed

Tôrin hitsu

Markings

Artist's seal: Unzan

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