Children at Play: Imitating the Firefighters' Procession at Famous Places in Edo from Nihonbashi to Takanawa (Tôto meisho Nihonbashi yori Takanawa no fûkei; Kodomo asobi matoi gokko)

「東都名所日本橋徒高輪之風景 子供あそび纏固図小(ごっこ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #235 (complete trioptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.1 x 52.9 cm (14 3/16 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36839a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kunitsuna ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥五改
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