Idleness on a Rainy Day in the Eastern Capital (Tôkei uten no tsurezure)

「東京雨天のつれづれ」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 8th month
Artist Ryôko (Japanese, active 1860s–early 1870s), Publisher Kiya Sakutarô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.2 x 50 cm (14 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42056a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.34998.47a-b, 11.42056a-b

Signed

... Ryôko ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰八改
彫師:なし

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