At Edo-machi Itchôme, Fern Vendors (Edo-machi itchôme, shinobu-uri), from the series A Collection of Skits from the Niwaka Festival in the Pleasure Quarters (Seirô Niwaka kyôgen zukushi)

「青楼俄狂言尽 江戸町一丁目 しのぶうり」 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0351; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #208.4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.4 x 19.4 cm (10 13/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21807

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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