Mirror of Measles Treatments and Longevity (Hashika teate enju kagami)

「麻疹手当延寿鏡」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 7th month
Artist Ôsai Baiji (Japanese, active 1850s–60s), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 2 (1977), pp. 72-3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50.3 cm (14 5/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37207a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôsai ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 7 aratame
Bockcutter's mark: Fuka Hori Chô

改印:戌七改
彫師:深彫長

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