Foreigners Enjoying Themselves at a Party (Ikokujin shuen yûraku no zu)

「異国人酒宴遊楽之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yonemura, Yokohama (1990), cat. no. 54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.6 x 72.5 cm (13 5/8 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30324-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30324 (left), 11.30325 (center), 11.30326 (right)

Signed

Issen Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)
一川芳員画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申十二改
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: 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