Banshoku zukô (Designs for All Artisans)

萬職図考

Japanese
Edo period
prefaces to volumes 1 and 2: 1835 (kinoto hitsuji)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853), Author of preface Nanritei Kiraku (Japanese, active in 1804–1835), Publisher Kawachiya Mohei (Gungyokudô) (Japanese), Publisher Kawachiya Tôbei (Japanese), Publisher Suharaya Shinbei (Kobayashi Shinbei, Sûzanbô) (Japanese), Publisher Gunkyokudô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 281

Dimensions

Overall: 22.3 x 15.4 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1248.1-3

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

artist (front endpaper): Katsushika Taito sensei ga

見返:葛飾戴斗先生画

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: March 14, 2001)

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