How to Greet an Acquaintance on the Street (Tôri aisatsu no shi yô), from the series Instructions in Manners for Modern Women (Tôryû onna shorei shitsukekata)

「当流女諸礼躾方(しょれいしつけかた) とおりあいさつの仕やう」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15077

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15077, 34.407

This unsigned design was formerly attributed to Eisen, but the rest of the series is signed by Kuniyoshi.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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: 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