Kojima Bingo no Saburô Takanori

「児嶋備後三郎高徳」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1762–64 (Hôreki 12–Meiwa 1)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Publisher Sakaiya Kurobei


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #006; King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #28; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #140; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #90, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 71

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 27.6 cm (15 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19633

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Lines of Chinese poem: Ten Kôsen wo munashû suru koto nakare/ toki ni Hanrei naki ni shi mo arazu

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu hitsu
鈴木春信筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Harunobu

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