Asakusa Kanzeon

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunitsuru (Japanese, 1807–78)


Dimensions

35.2 x 48.8 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45632

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.45590, 11.45632 (same pictures, slight changes in text; same seals but no blockcutter’s mark)

Signed

Utagawa Kunitsuru ga

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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