Fond of Cherry-blossom Viewing (Hanami kô), from the series Twenty-four Enjoyments of Beauties of the Present Day (Nijûshi kô tôji no hanamono)

「二五五四好今様美人(にぢうしこうとうじのはなもの) 花見好」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Ryôko (Japanese, active 1860s–early 1870s), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban;36.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43093

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series: 11.43070 to 11.43093.

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni rôjin hitsu (on main image); Ryôko (on inset)

応需豊国老人筆、了古

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artists' seals: toshidama (on main image); Ryôko (on inset)

改印: 亥十二改

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