Newly Published Board Game of Calculation (Shinpan waridashi sugoroku)

「新版わり出し寿古六」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimaro I (Japanese, active about 1850–1875), Other artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Published by Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yamamoto Masakatsu, Sugoroku asobi (1988), p. 80

Dimensions

70.5 x 87.8 cm (27 3/4 x 34 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36772

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No wrapper.

Signed

Utagawa Kunimaro ga (in lower left margin); Yakusha ryônin Toyokuni joho ("Two actors with the assistance of Toyokuni," beside figures on stage)

歌川国麿画、役者両人豊国補助

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:申九改
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