Miwano of the Ujiya depicting Ariwara Narihira as a Sumô Referee (Narihira gyôji sugata), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi harai, nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿はらい ねり物姿 業平行司姿 うぢ屋 三輪の」

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10)
Artist Hasegawa Toyokuni (Japanese, active 1810s), Publisher Kanôki (Japanese), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN 1813-23B, photo p. 33; Riccar Museum, Kamigata Ukiyo-e 200-nen ten (1975), #104

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.6 x 15.6 cm (13 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26572

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

画家の印章: なし
版元: 叶喜 山佐
改印: 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