Early Winter: The Day of the Boar in the Tenth Month (Hatsufuyu jûgatsu gencho no tei), from the series Customs of the Four Seasons and Children at Play (Shiki no tei osana asobi)

「四季の程おさな遊び 初冬十月玄猪の程」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1820s
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #185; other prints in the series, #s 162, 181

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.8 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25587

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

Markings

No censor's seal

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