Minister Kibi Solves the Labyrinth Poem

吉備大臣野馬台詩(やばだいのし)を読む

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Sen (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #122; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 3130-2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.39712, 11.39713a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.39712 (left sheet), 11.39713a-b (right and center sheets)

MFA impressions: 11.22550-2, 11.39712VR (11.39712, 11.39713a-b)

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mera
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良
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: 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