On the Grounds of the Temple of Kôbô Daishi on Mukôjima (Mukôjima Kôbô Daishi keidai no zu)

「向嶋弘法大師境内之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Sadatora (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #165

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 77.8 cm (14 15/16 x 30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37222a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gofûtei Sadatora ga (on right sheet), Sadatora ga (on center sheet)

五風亭貞虎画 貞虎画

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: 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