Chrysanthemums of One Hundred Varieties Grafted Together (Hyakushu tsugiwake-giku)

百種接分菊

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izu-Zen


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #181; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #297; Suzuki 1992, #332; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.2 cm (14 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36489a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left and center sheets of an incomplete triptych; title on right sheet.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:普
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