Kôzu, from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Osaka (Kokkei Naniwa meisho)

「滑稽浪花名所 高津」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848–54 (Kaei era)
Artist Nakajima Yoshiume (Japanese, 1819–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 126; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #22-46

Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

11.36224.8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Part of an album of thirty prints (not the complete series).

Signed

Yoshiume

芳梅

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