Mariko in Suruga Province: Comic Antics at the Inn (Shukuba no kyôgi), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)

「書画五拾三駅 駿河 鞠子 宿場ノ狂戯」

Japanese
Meiji era
1872 (Meiji 5), 10th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 113, #0910; Oikawa, Clark & Forrer, Comic Genius: Kawanabe Kyôsai/Kyôsai giga kyôga ten (1996), #173; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #349

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41448

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 21 in the series.

Signed

Seisei Kyôsai; Môsai
惺々暁斎、孟斎

Markings

Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:壬申十
彫師:なし

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