Palace Ladies on a Sightseeing Trip (Jochû meisho kenbutsu zu)

「女中名所見物図」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.17349-51

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.17349 (center), 11.17350 (left), 11.17351 (right)

Signed

Nidaime Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on center sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on left sheet)

二代目国貞画 一寿斎国貞画 梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松、子閏
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: 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