Dog (Inu), from the series Twelve Signs of the Zodiac in the Floating World (Ukiyo jûnishi)

「浮世十二支 戌」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.4 x 19.6 cm (10 3/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19326

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.2533, 11.19326

Signed

Shunchô ga

春潮画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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