One Hundred Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku mensô)

「百色面相」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840 (Tenpô 11)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Sanjirô (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki, "Kuniyoshi no hyakumensô," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 145 (2003), p. 70, fig. 2; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 83

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25 x 35.5 cm (9 13/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.42045

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi kyôga (at top, partly cut off)
朝櫻楼国芳狂画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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