Looking at an Actor's Votive Tablet at Mimeguri Inari Shrine
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 53; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #3
Vertical chûban; 29 x 21.8 cm (11 7/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
4 of 5 poems translated in Waterhouse 1964.
Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
Artist's seal: Mori uji
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection