Colorful Lions and Peonies (Fukamigusa shishi no irodori)

「深見草獅子彩色(ふかみくさしゝのいろどり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #339 (with signature)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.8 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42111

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし
版元: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