Costumes of the Groups Carrying Sand for the Landfill Project in Osaka (Naniwa ôsunamochi ishô tsuke)

「波花大砂運衣装附(なにわおふすなもちいせうつけ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

37.9 x 49.5 cm (14 15/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45527

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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