Okita and Ofuji

おきたとお藤

Japanese
Edo period
about 1793–94 (Kansei 5–6)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #109; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #81.1; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 88.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #161

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.6 x 26 cm (15 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14282

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

For a similar print of Osen and Ohisa, see 21.6374.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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