Koto (Kin), from an untitled series of the Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga)

琴棋書画 「琴」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772–75 (early An'ei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 100; the series: Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #85 (this design not illustrated); Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #s 53, 230 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 46.6 x 34.2 cm (18 3/8 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21213

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utagawa Toyoharu ga
歌川豊春画

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