Flowers of Edo, the Best in Spinning Tops (Edo no hana, ichiryû magarikoma): Acrobat Takezawa Tôji and His Son (Segare) Takezawa Manji

「江戸の花 一流曲独楽 竹沢藤次 竹沢万次」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Ichigorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50048967.html; Ono, Misemono fûzoku zushi (1977), p. 4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.1 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.36741

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:吉村
彫師:なし

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