Excursion to the Cherry-blossom Shrine of Osaka (Naniwa sakura miya yûran)

「浪華桜宮遊覧」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G127 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72.5 cm (14 3/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36802a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniaki ga (on each sheet)

国明画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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: January 19, 2005)

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