Chrysanthemum Sumô Match, by the Sugamo Florist Shirozaemon (Kiku-zumô, Sugamo Uekiya Shirozaemon), from the series Ten Scenes of Precious Children (Kodakara jikkei no uchi)
「子宝十景之内 菊角力 巣鴨植木屋四郎左衛門」
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Publisher Kojimaya Jûbei (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a series of mothers and children against a background of floral displays.
Hôrai Shunshô ga
Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection