Favorite Customs of the Present Day (Tôsei fûzoku kô)

「当盛風俗好」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enomotoya Kichibei (Hôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2988-90 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26.2 cm (15 1/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15940

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych (title on right sheet).

MFA impressions: 11.15940 (left sheet only), 11.39575a-c (complete triptych; deaccessioned in 2012), 34.413a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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