Chinese Figures in a Pavilion Playing Sugoroku

唐人館之図

Japanese
Edo period
1740s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya Genroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 73, fig. 50; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 3; Kobe City Art Mus., Megane-e to Tokaido (1984), #101; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 123

Dimensions

Horizontal ô-ôban; 30.7 x 44.1 cm (12 1/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13347

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(signature in margin, torn off of this impression)

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