Fukuroi in Tôtômi Province: Drunken Games of Yaji and Kita (Yaji Kita shûyoku no tawamure), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)

「書画五拾三駅 遠江 袋井 弥次喜太 酒慾の戯」

Japanese
Meiji era
1872 (Meiji 5)
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Other artist Utagawa Shigekiyo (Japanese, active about 1860–1890), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 114, #0911; Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #174

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41455

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 28 in the series.

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai; Yoshitora ga; Shigekiyo

惺々暁斎、芳虎画、重清

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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