People Born in Fire Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle on the 6th Day of the 11th Month (Jûichigatsu muika kasei no hito uke ni iru): Fukusuke Exhaling a Vision in Pipe Smoke of Fukujo as a Courtesan

「十一月六日火性の人うけに入」 福仲間を呼ぶ福助

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Ôsai Baiji (Japanese, active 1850s–60s), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #3-20-1; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #153

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37210

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22751, 11.37210

According to yin-yang divination (onmyôdô), luck followed a cycle of seven good years and then five bad years, according to one’s year of birth. The ages of people in the lucky category are listed.

Signed

Ôsai Baiji ga

鶯斎梅児画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、子九
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: 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