Oshichi and Kichisaburô in Hototogisu Yumeji no Koi, from an untitled series of jôruri libretti

浄瑠璃本 「時鳥夢路の声 お七 吉三郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804–06 (Bunka 1–3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Izumiya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #448

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.1 x 26.2 cm (15 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14208

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

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: 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