Board Game of Success as a Lady-in-Waiting at the Shogun's Palace (Oku hôkô shusse sugoroku)

「奥奉公出世双六(おくほうこうしゅっせすごろく)」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

https://www.library.metro.tokyo.jp/Portals/0/edo/tokyo_library/modal/print.html?d=47 http://www.u-gakugei.ac.jp/~dousou/1/news/09_03_05_esugo/index.html

Dimensions

49.6 x 67.6 cm (19 1/2 x 26 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42096.1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Note: The game board 11.42096.1 came to the MFA in what was assumed to be its original wrapper, 11.42096.2. However, the board and wrapper have been found to be two unrelated pieces and so are now catalogued separately.

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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