Li Bai (Rihaku): The Chrysanthemum Festival, from the series the Five Festivals (Gosekku no uchi)

「五節供の内 季白」 菊

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yorozuya Jûbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

18.5 x 26.7 cm (7 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38144

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal

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