Gravepost (Sotoba), from the series Fashionable Parodies of the Seven Komachi (Fûryû mitate Nana Komachi)

「風流見立 七小まち そとは」

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23.9 cm (14 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29358

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29358, 11.42299

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga

国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tanaka

改印:極、田中

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