Mokubo-ji Temple, from an untitled series of famous places in Edo

江戸名所 「木母寺」

Japanese
Edo period
mid–1820s
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #255

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20083

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 299.

Inscription

Poem by Rôgetsuan Umekage: Tachinarabu/ mono naki haru no/ iro nare ya/ tsukuri jôzu wa/ aoyagi no mayu

Signed

Gokotei Sadakage ga

Markings

Artist's seal: Kakihan

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