Family of Foreigners in Front of the Chemical Institute (Seimikyoku) in Osaka

舎密局(セイミ局)

Japanese
Edo period--Meiji era
about 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 127

Dimensions

16 x 23.2 cm (6 5/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35019

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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: September 29, 2004)

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