Drying Cloth, from the series Fitting Acomplishments for Women (Fujin tashinami-gusa)

「婦人たしなみ草」衣の洗い張り

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakau (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-93, photo p. 162

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.9 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15127

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15127, 11.29371

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Take
No blockcutter's mark
改印:竹
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: 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