Child Prodigy Minamoto no Shigeyuki Executing Calligraphy

源成之の席書

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #81; 86; Hirano 1939, #0618; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #10, and pl. 29; Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 26.3 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13883

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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: 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