Cherry-blossom Viewing at Goten-yama

御殿山の花見駕籠

Japanese
Edo period
1805 (Bunka 2), 12th month
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley, ed., Women of Shin Hanga (2013), #8; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #549.1-3; Ukiyo-e shûka 6 (AIC 3, 1978), pls. 119-21

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72.2 cm (14 x 28 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23006-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.23006 (left), 11.23007 (center), 11.23008 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14405 (left sheet only), 11.23006-8, 21.7703-5

The MFA impressions have no publisher’s mark, but the Chicago impression has an unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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