Miniature Games in Nine Sheets: Card Game of the Alphabet Poem (Iroha tanka), 4 sheets; Game of Ofuku's Face (Ofuku tawamure); Jûroku Musashi; Board Game of Busy Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô sakariba sugoroku); New Birdcatching Card Game (Shinpan torisashi asob

「いろはたんか一」「いろはたんか二」「いろはたんか三」「お福のたわむれ」「いろはたんか四」「十六むさし」「東京繁花双六」「新板鳥さし遊び」「小学校単語双六」

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Nine uncut designs on vertical ôban sheet; 36.7 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44652

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.44651, 11.44652, 11.44653

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark

改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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