No. 34, Takigawa, from the series An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans (Meigi sanjûroku kasen)

「名妓三十六佳撰 瀧川 三十四」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 12th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 47; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Edo engei hana zukushi (2009), #26; C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.42814

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

瀧川

待人に あやまたれぬる 梅が香も
しばしは つゝめ 夜半の しら雪

と したためし たにくさ を 枝に
そへて よしある君に 奉るに いとめで
たまひ あまたの こがねを いだし
ねびきさせられしと 友人のかたるを
そのまゝ うつしはべる

 菱亭栄中 誌

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
応需豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉十二改
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