Horse Emerging from Gourd, from the series Collection of Ôtsu-e Paintings (Ôtsu-e tsukushi)

「大津絵つくし」 瓢箪駒

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43105

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Kunisada ga

応好国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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