Instructions for Drinking Parties (Shukyô kyôkun-gusa)

「酒興教訓草」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 97, #0704; Bakumatsu Meiji no tensai eshi Kawanabe Kyôsai ten (1998), #112

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 73 cm (14 5/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22690-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22690 (right), 11.22691 (center), 11.22692 (left)

Signed

Kyôsai (hidden on sake barrel in right sheet)
狂斎

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子五改
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: 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