Couple Dressed as Komusô

伊達虚無僧姿の男女

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #5

Dimensions

15.8 x 12.5 cm (6 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19682

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ishikawa Toyonobu hitsu
石川豊信筆

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