Festival Dancers, Parts 1 and 2
祭礼の踊り 「一」 「二」
Artist Unknown, Japanese
12 x 14.8 cm (4 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color
Not On View
Right sheet of a diptych, with 11.45520 (no VR).
The publisher’s mark that appears on both prints was used by at least three different Ecdo publishers, but these appear to be Kamigata prints.
Unidentified publisher's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection