Bungo Province: Ogata no senzo Hananomoto, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nihon rokujûyoshû no uchi)

「大日本六十余州之内 豊後 緒形の鼻祖華の本」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshitori-jo (Japanese, 1839–about 1870), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.61, photo p. 124

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42472

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on main image); Monjin Ichigyokusai Yoshitori-jo ga (on inset)
一勇斎国芳画(芳桐印)、門人一玉斎芳登女画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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