Flute Player, from the series An Assortment of Beauties for the Various Arts (Shogei bijin soroe)

「諸芸美人そろえ」 横笛

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.2 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36826

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkasai Kunitsuna ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:子五改
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