Parrot Komachi (Ômu Komachi), from the series Modern Girls as the Seven Komachi (Imayô musume Nana Komachi)

「今やう娘七小町 あふむ小まち」

Japanese
Edo period
1810s (late Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series (Sotoba): Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 41, cat. no. 34

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13678

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13678, 20.125, 21.6987

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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: 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