Korean Musicians, Center Sheet of a Triptych (Karabito hayashi, sanmai tsuzuki naka), from the series Entertainments of the Niwaka Festival in the Yoshiwara in Full Swing, Part 2 (Seirô Niwaka zensei asobi, ni no kawari)

「青楼俄全盛遊 二ノカワリ 唐人はやし 三枚続中」 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunzan (Japanese, active about 1781–1801), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.1 x 19.8 cm (10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.24868

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets of the triptych: 11.19597 (left), 11.24868 (center)

Signed

Shunzan ga
春山画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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