Matsuume of the Moritaya as a Palace Maid (Hashitame), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)

「島之内ねり物 はした女 森田屋 まつ梅」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
Artist Gochôtei Sadahiro (Japanese, active about 1830–1850), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton.." (2007), p. 125; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #093 (variant, Nakamori for Morita); Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #267 (Nakamori); Keyes, Hirosada (1984), #3 (Nakamori); Keyes 1973, #277b (Nakamori, no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26585

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.824.11, 11.26585

From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.

Signed

Gochôtei Sadahiro ga
五蝶亭貞広画

Markings

Artist's seal: Sada

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