Celebration of the Shichigosan Festival (Shichigosan iwai no zu)

「七五三祝ひの図」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 70.7 cm (14 3/8 x 27 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43585a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29205-7 (sheets mounted out of order), 11.43585a-c (sheets in correct order)

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Kunisada aratame Nidai Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
国貞改二代豊国画 国貞改二代一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama (on left sheet only)
改印:浜
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