Horikawa Tea, from the series Women in Benkei-checked Fabrics (Shimazoroi onna Benkei)

「縞揃女弁慶(しまぞろひおんあべんけい)」 新茶ほりかわ

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #121; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #2991

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36362

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

升亭久成
ときの聲あくるやうにも煮たつ湯を
茶にしてくまむ堀川の水

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Matsushima Fusajirô
改印:浜
彫師:彫工松島房次郎

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