Evening Bell at Sensô-ji Temple (Sensô-ji no banshô): The Kinoeneya Restaurant in Minamiumamichi and the Geisha Kosen of the Miuraya in Sukiya-machi, from the series Beauties Matched with Eight Views of Restaurants (Mitate kaiseki hakkei)

「美立会席八景 浅草寺の晩鐘」 「南馬道甲子屋」 「数奇屋町 三浦屋小せん」

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8), July (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Morimoto Junzaburô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://www.syokubunka.or.jp/archives/nishikie/detail/post-54.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.5 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.34931

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series of eight: 11.34930, 11.34931, 11.44425 through 11.44430.

Inscription

「入あひのかねて儲けや 梅の花 梅素」

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 (?)
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hei (?)
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:亥七ヵ
彫師:彫工平

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: December 15, 2000)

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