New Year Presentation of a White Horse, from the album Men's Stamping Dance (Otoko tôka)

男踏歌 青馬の節会

Japanese
Edo period
1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 154; the book: Asano and Clark 1995, #481 (this design described, but no photo)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 37.7 cm (9 15/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13481

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of 16 leaves, a kyôka anthology with six illustrations by Tôrin, Utamaro, Shigemasa, Ekishi, Eishi, and Hokusai.
The complete book: 2011.794

Signed

Kitao Kôsuisai ga
北尾江翠斎画

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