Chronicle of Great Peace and Happiness: The Battle of Rice and Sake, Buy More and More! (Taiheiki mochisake tatakai)

「太平喜餅酒多多買」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Salter, Japanese Popular Prints (2006), p. 133, fig. 137; Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #57; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #060

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 76.3 cm (14 3/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19651-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.19651 (right), 11.19652 (center), 11.19653 (left)

Signed

Hiroshige gihitsu (on right and left sheets)
広重戯筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa (on left sheet only)
No blockcutter's mark
Collector's seal: ... bunko (on right sheet)
改印:衣笠
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: 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