Hatsuhana-dayû of the Naka-Ôgiya in Ganjôraku, from the series Costume Parade of the Shinmachi Quarter in Osaka (Ôsaka Shinmachi nerimono)

「大阪新町ねりもの 還城楽 中扇屋初花太夫」

Japanese
Edo period
1822 (Bunsei 5), 6th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 124; Tsubouchi Museum, Zenki Kamigata-e (1995), #4-661; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 173; Keyes 1973, #341 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.4 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18087

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18087, 11.25827

Signed

Tôto Yanagawa Shigenobu
東都柳川重信

Markings

Artist's seal: Yanagawa

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