Children at Play: Grab a Child, Grab a Child (Kodomo asobi ko o toro ko o toro)

「子供あそび 児をとろ(児をとろ)」

Japanese
Meiji era
1877 (Meiji 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada III (Kunimasa IV, Toyokuni V) (Japanese, 1848–1920), Publisher Fukuda Kumajirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #279

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 49.8 cm (14 7/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16401-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16401 (left), 11.16402 (right)

Signed

Gakô Takenouchi Hidehisa (on right sheet)

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