Chrysanthemum Topiaries

菊細工 「西横堀御池橋において九月上旬より

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 9th month
Artist Yasukawa Harusada I (Japanese, 1798–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50048967.html; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123

Dimensions

31.5 x 43.5 cm (12 3/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22027

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

To be displayed in the ninth month at Oikebashi in the Nishi Yokobori area of Osaka.

Signed

Harusada ga
春貞画

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