Imperial Visit to a Horse Race (Keiba goyûran no zu)

「競馬御遊覧之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunitaka (Japanese, active about 1854–1868), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 72.2 cm (13 15/16 x 28 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2058-60

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 53.2058 (left), 53.2059 (center), 53.2060 (right)

Signed

Utagawa Kunitaka ga (on right and left sheets), Kunitaka ga, with toshidama seal (on center sheet)
歌川国孝画 国孝画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ei (on center sheet)
改印:亥五改
彫師:彫工栄

Provenance

1953, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich