Fox Dance in the Yoshiwara, from the album Spring in the Four Directions (Yomo no haru)

四方の巴流 吉原の狐舞

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Kitao Masanobu (Santô Kyôden) (Japanese, 1761–1816)


Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #71; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Chester Beatty pl. 108; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #285

Dimensions

22 x 31.8 cm (8 11/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.14989

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14987, 11.14989

Signed

Santô Kyôden sha

山東京伝写

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