New Patterns for Summer Costumes (Shingata natsu mono)

「しん形なつ物」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Kobayashi Taijirô (Bunseidô / Bunshôdô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44643

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshifuji ga

芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳壬五
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: 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