Karasumaru's Hats (Karasumaru eboshi), from the series Model Letters for Home Instruction (Teikin ôrai)

「庭訓往来 烏丸烏帽子」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1818–20 (Bunsei 1–3)
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 57

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 22.1 x 19 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.20027

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shinsai

辰斎

Markings

Printer's seal: Ryûsai

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